I live in Minnesota…and I love it. I love (almost) everything about living here. I love the changes in seasons; the variety of weather; the many lakes to enjoy; the people; and the list could go on. But one the of the few things I do not like about Minnesota is the ICE.
On Saturday around 1pm-ish it started to precipitate a little so I decided to go for a quick run. When my eye lids started sticking closed I decided it was time to cut things short. By the time I finished my 25 minute run my front side was covered in ice. What a weird feeling. Of course…the ice outside stuck around until the next day (Sunday and a little today still) making my drive out to Belmont and back an adventure. I am not sure how many of you out there have driven on a sheet of ice before but let me say this…”IT IS NOT FUN.” Stopping was a luxury that forced me to think ahead (way ahead). I did make it out to Belmont and back without an incident…and I have yet to hear of any in the last couple days (Praise God). But with the good you have to take the bad I guess.
There’s got to be a lesson in there somewhere…right?
(1) Going through life we need to watch our step; we could slip and fall at any moment.
(2) Christ gives us life, but we still need to deal with sin (The good and the bad).
(3) Sin may be fun, but it’s slippery slope will hurt you and others.
I may be reaching…but leave it to a pastor to look for sermon illustrations in nearly everything. Stay tuned, though, I have another sermon illustration coming up shortly; something that happened this morning.