One thing about using a pencil is that it takes an overt action to erase your work.
An ink pen can be even more reliable in this way, although you can get an erasable pen with the same issues as a pencil.
A marker on the other hand can be permanent. Oh right, there are erasable markers too.
How is it then, that a person can make a mark in life that lasts?
I was writing a message on my computer today that was quickly erased because I was saving it to a cloud. A normal delete can often be resurrected from the trash on the machine. Not this one, though.
The truth is that many marks in life aren’t worth saving. Only the marks that are related to our faith in God. The marks on the hands of Jesus make our lives permanent. Thank you, Lord.
27 Then he focused his attention on Thomas. “Take your finger and examine my hands. Take your hand and stick it in my side. Don’t be unbelieving. Believe.”
28 Thomas said, “My Master! My God!”