A huge dust cloud rolled in this weekend. Evidently, it's from the Saharan desert, and comes every year. Who knew? And, of course, it's worse this year than in the past. Because why not?
Mostly, it made everything look a bit hazier (it was also partly-cloudy so hard to tell) and made it harder to breathe when outside.
Needless to say, my son with asthmatic tendencies wasn't allowed outside much this weekend. Much to his chagrin.
Even though the dust was hard to see, it didn't make it less potent or dangerous to those who had breathing problems anyway. The good news is, we knew about it and could avoid going out into the bad air and having extra problems.
So, where did this take my brain? You knew it had to take it somewhere, right? Because I'm forever making connections between real life and Biblical principles. It's either a gift or a curse. Anyway ...
I got to thinking about how we don't act like that when we know other bad things are out there. Instead, we march into the middle of it and declare we're strong enough to withstand anything it might throw at us. Really? Just because you might not be able to see something doesn't make it bad. And just because you think you're invincible, doesn't make you that, either. I'm sure my son would have considered himself strong enough to go out in the dusty air, but that wouldn't have stopped him from coughing all night afterwards.
If we allow ourselves to go out among sin that we know is there -- even if it's not visible -- we're setting ourselves up for failure. Because the more you're around and exposed to something bad, the more likely it is to affect you. Just like this COVID-19 stuff. The more you let yourself be exposed to places it might be, the more likely you are to catch it.
Why don't we treat sin as seriously as germs and dust? Isn't it just as deadly, if not more?
Did you avoid the dust cloud this past weekend? What else are you working to avoid just as much?
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