Wayne Weekly “Slip and Slide…”
Written by Wayne Taylor on February 11, 2022
Slip and Slide
These last few weeks we have not only experienced some serious snowfall, but the freezing-thawing has left some areas of our bodies vulnerable to bruises!
By God’s grace, I haven’t yet fallen this winter season. A few times I came close, but managed to steady myself and remain upright. That has not always been the case. Slipping on ice and going down flat on your back happens in a weird time warp. One minute you’re perceiving the landscape from a vertical position, the next horizontally. It seems to happen that fast. In the past when I’ve hit the ground, I find I have to recoup my orientation, and lay on the ground reviewing, “what just happened”! Getting my bearings, I carefully but quickly return upright. If the incident happens in public, I am sure to publicly indicate that “it wasn’t my fault I fell, I’m not that dumb”, and justify my quick descent by starring at the ice slick with glaring eyes. Who likes, “can’t that guy walk?”
Falling into sin carries a bit of the same cover-up. If I lose my cool over something, I try to cover my tracks… “I am having a bad day”, or “Sorry, it’s just that I am in such a rush” or “it’s my sinus medicine”. Maybe it was something I ate!
It can be easy to slip into sin. It’s how long we slide that matters, and can we escape the fall.
Wearing good treads on one’s soul comes by putting on Jesus. Making sure you clothe yourself with Jesus assures us that when we slip and slide…we don’t have to fall, but avoid the ice…it helps.
Rather, clothe yourselves with the LORD Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh. Romans 13:14