My Father set a job for me to go to every bush and tree and sprinkle morning's dew on them so they could sparkle just like gems. I was fully three fourths finished when a puddle caught my eye and then I had to stop and play awhile as would any angel child. But when my Father turned His eyes, attracted by my gleeful cries, to see my dirty, splattered face I knew I'd fallen from His grace. "Please Father" I began to say "I didn't mean to disobey. I let temptation have its way and instead of work, I turned to play." Then I heard Him chuckle low as He saw me sitting there below. "I placed that puddle there for you because I knew just what you'd do." "You needn't try so very hard to earn your place in My regard. It's not by works that got you here, but My love and grace that holds you near." I felt my heart take wing and lift and I thanked my Father for this gift. I never should have doubted grace because of dirt upon my face.