Saturday, November 6, 2010
Sin and lightning
Or so I thought.
Then, suddenly, as I was zipping along at 50 miles per hour, the most extraordinary thing happened. There was a bright flash of light, a sudden bang (much more than a clap or a boom - this was deafening!) and my car seemed to lift up off the roadbed and slam back down about a foot to the right of where it had been a second earlier.
And now, I don't think I shall ever enjoy a thunderstorm in quite the same way again.
I was thinking, as I continued driving home, that we often think of sin in the same way that I think of thunderstorms. Sin entertains and amuses us. It fascinates us. We think that we can dabble in it, stay on the fringes of it, and remain untouched by it.
“But if you fail to do this, you will be sinning against the LORD; and you may be sure that your sin will find you out.
- Numbers 32:23 (New International Version)
Dear Lord we pray that we would always turn to You and that we would not let the sins in our life take us over. Help us be strong. In Jesus’ name, amen.