The ice, snow and freezing temperatures have worn me completely out. The kids have been out of school for two complete weeks, and we are all feeling the effects of cabin fever.
Britton, our nine year old son, has been fascinated with the talk about “black ice”. How can such a thin, transparent layer of water cause such havoc across the state? He’s noticed abandoned cars and trucks stuck along the roadways, seen semi trucks jackknifed on the interstate and heard the warnings to cancel travel. Black ice is bad news.
There’s an analogy to be made. Sin can create an equally dangerous situation in our lives.
So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin. James 4:17
If we are honest, we’ve all got patches of black ice in our lives. Those bad habits and the dangerous thoughts that can cause us to stumble and fall.
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. 1 John 1:8-10
We are imperfect people…born sinners. I am worse than most. But we can realize our brokenness, ask for forgiveness and the strength to do better, and rest assured that we have a loving Savior who will protect and keep us in His arms.
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7
Read His word. Obey His commands. Invite Jesus into every facet of your life.
The presence of Jesus…it’s the best de-icer around.
God bless you. Please pray for me, and let me know if I may pray for you.