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The Big Paralyzed Dog Crash
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9
“Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness? But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered. And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.” Romans 6:16-18
“Now you went the wrong way!” I exclaimed to paralyzed dog Miss Mercy as soon as she growled because she had crashed into paralyzed dog Mr. Simeon on their gigantic dog bed they share with 14-year-old special needs doggy Abigail and 7-year-old disabled-from-a-car-accident doggy Gracie.
Why had the dogs crashed into each other? And why was I scolding Miss Mercy for causing the crash she easily could have avoided? They are both paralyzed, but Miss Mercy can scoot around on her knees. Mr. Simeon needs help going anywhere more than the few inches he can slowly drag himself. I had led Miss Mercy out of the way where I was about to move Mr. Simeon, but she had gone against my leading – stubbornly – and gone the wrong way. Right to the very place I was moving Mr. Simeon. So they crashed!
Know what happens when we go against the loving leading of the Lord? When we sin against Him? We “crash”. We reap the consequences of sin, and sin’s consequences are never good.
Miss Mercy could have avoided her little “crash”. So can we avoid the “crashes” we have when we don’t humbly lovingly faithfully follow Jesus.
We need to submit to the Lord’s wise loving leading, don’t we? Yes!