We had volleyball practice this evening and the weather was kind of hot (85 degrees) but that was nothing compared to the cotton that was flying through the air!! At times the wind would gust and you'd think it was snowing!! There are places in my yard that are solid white with cotton!
It wouldn't be such a big deal, but I have horrible allergies and this stuff makes my eyes all but swell shut. Let's just say it made for a fun and interesting night of volleyball practice.
And now on to something a little more serious......
I wanted to take a minute to share something I got in an email today. It really touched my heart and says so much about how far away from God that the people in our world get more and more every day. Here is what I got.....
Face it – it’s a whole new immoral world. Think about it – an illegitimate baby gets it’s picture sold for several million dollars, and some of you who claim to be Christians probably bought People magazine to see the pictures. Shame on you. Movie star parents or not, the baby is illegitimate. Years ago, a mother of an illegitimate baby went away to have her baby where no one knew her. Immorality and illegitimacy are now the “in thing.” Today, they not only make no effort to hide it, they flaunt it. Lord, help us! Sinning is one thing, but to flaunt it is totally disgusting.
So far as I know, the word “sin” has never been removed from the Bible. In spite of that, it seems that some in Christendom are becoming numb to sin and just overlooking behavior that God defines as sin, especially immorality. What has happened to us? Why do some young people, even in conservative Christian churches, turn their backs on traditional moral values? Why?
It’s called “watering down” or easy salvation. We try to make the church so relevant to today’s youth that we soft pedal anything Biblical that would teach values and behavioral standards. We soften The Word so it won’t offend anyone. Shame on us.
John 8:34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
What can each of us be doing so that we show and teach others the seriousness of sinning against a Holy God?