Friday, July 17, 2015

Ice and Sin

These are some pictures I took this past winter. They look pretty good to me on these hot summer days! :-)





If you've ever been in an ice storm, you know how pretty it is when the sun is shining and all the ice is sparkling. However, even though the ice is pretty, it's dangerous! People who don't see the danger of ice or ignore the danger will get out in it and end up getting hurt. Sin is that way. It may look pretty, but like ice, it's very dangerous. The devil is deceptive, and has a way of making sin look pretty. People let that 'beauty' lure them into dangerous territory, and before you know it, they've fallen and been broken. I've learned from experience that the best thing to do in an ice storm is stay home. :-)

Also, the ice accumulated! Our power lines were weighed down with it. Thankfully in this storm, the ice wasn't so thick that it caused our power lines to break. (We have had that happen before. It's not fun!)  Like the ice on our lines, we can get 'weighed down' under the load of sin. In Psalm 38:4 David said, "For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me."

The good news is we don't have to stay weighed down by our sin! Because Jesus died on the cross, our sins can be forgiven. I John 1:9 says, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

I hope you all will have a great weekend. Thanks so much for stopping by. :-)


Take care,
~Melanie

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    1. Thank you, Denise. :-) Still praying for y'all.♥

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  2. I enjoyed your icy pictures and your wonderful comparison's are right on.

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    1. Nice to have you stop by, Felicia! :-) I think I'll be able to somehow use that comparison with the kids in my Sunday school class. Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

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  3. This is a good parable. Thank you for the reminder.

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    1. Hi, Mary, :-)
      I think it's neat how God will put little thoughts in our minds using illustrations to help us understand things better. Hope you have a blessed Sunday.

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  4. This is SO true, sweet friend! My dear uncle found out this past winter, as he was out walking his dog one morning. There was ice on the road, and he didn't even see it. He fell and suffered a concussion and was very bad off for quite a while. Sin is so slippery and deceptive and hides under the surface many times of things that appear to be so "innocent". God help us to keep our spiritual eyes open and to avoid the pitfalls through God's grace and direction. I love and appreciate you so very much and hope you have a blessed Sunday!

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    1. Oh, Cheryl, I'm so sorry to hear about your uncle! I hope he is doing better now! Yes, I've fallen on ice too. When I hear of a storm coming, one of the first things I make sure I have is salt! :-) Yes, sin is deceptive! It always looks very innocent, but in the end it never turns out well. I'm so thankful God is there to help guide us away from sin. I hope you're having a wonderful Sunday. Love you, sweet friend!♥

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