Having three beautiful God-given children in the house, accidents are quick to follow. From a young age, one of them picked up the phrase "It was on an accident." Now they all say it when something happens out of the norm. Well that week Hannah had dropped a glass and it shattered on the kitchen floor. Her best attempts to clean it up evidently proved to be futile, as Amy stepped on a shard on Saturday night. She had mentioned to me that she thought that she had a piece of glass in her foot, but it didn't hurt while she was walking on carpet, or laying in bed. It wasn't until that next morning when she put her high heels on for church, that she "KNEW" she had glass in her foot. All of a sudden when she stepped down on the hard surface of those high heels, it went from a tiny little shard, to a broken window pane piercing fire up her leg.
The good husband that I am, I quickly grabbed my combat tactical knife in order to cut out this insidious creature that had dared to inhabit this part of my wifes body. After Amy kicked me away, with the knife still in my hand, we agreed to settle on a needle and tweezers instead. To make a long story longer, I went ahead and dug around a while with the needle, while my wife flinched and bit her lip. I finally realized that with my flashlight, I was able to make that tiny little shard of glass reflect light. I grabbed it with the tweezers, and heard a crunch while the two massive arms of those tweezers grabbed a hold of that big pane of glass, and extracted it never to be seen again.
Yes, part of what happened was comical (for me at least) and others parts not so much. It did get me thinking about how a little sin in our life can cause so much pain. When we are spiritually walking on carpet or laying down, we might not be made aware of the pain. However, when we are walking on a Firm Foundation of Christ, then we are made aware of the incinerating fire that is produced from sin.
A wise man is ever seeking in his heart to establish whether sin abides, but a fool is frolicking about living in the here and now fulfilling selfish desires. Once a man knows The Truth, then it is incumbent on him to walk in The Way.
"I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."
My friends, the challenge that I lay out to you today is quite simple. Do you have sin in your life? Many will say to me that we will not be free from the grip of sin until Jesus returns. I am not saying that we will not fall into temptation and sin, but we should constantly strive to be free from the grip of sin, and to be like Jesus, who was sinless. I am talking more about a sinful lifestyle. How long are you going to walk with glass in your foot? The Holy Spirits light will reflect on that shard, and He will extract it with your willing surrender. May I take a healthy look at my life and evaluate first and foremost if I have sin in my own life and family. May repentance start with me!