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Snow Storm

In 2001 a spring snowstorm hit our area in Colorado providing picture-postcard vistas. Many folks in the Denver area were suffering from power outages while we were able to enjoy the great beauty as the sun came out the next day. The heavy wet snow stuck to everything including power lines. The weight caused power lines to sag and some supporting poles snapped like matchsticks.

It is expensive and challenging to build structures strong enough to hold back all the possible forces of God's creation. Click To Tweet

It is expensive and challenging to build structures strong enough to hold back all the possible forces of God’s creation. Looking at the damage is a good reminder of how a gradually building force can be so destructive.

The Force

Paul’s protégé Timothy had to deal with a weighing down force in his church. Paul warned him that “difficult times” (2 Tim. 3:1) would come as the sins of men started to build up. Timothy was to beware of advantage takers who preyed on “weak women weighed down with sins (v. 6).

Sin does weigh us down. It usually builds up in a gradually like heavy snow on power lines. Click To Tweet

Sin does weigh us down. It usually builds up in a gradually like heavy snow on power lines. As with the snow, sin can be appealing to the senses while hiding a destructive power.

If you are under the weighing down of some “little sin,” be aware that its force continues to build up with time. Sin sags your “power lines” (relationship with God) and eventually causes you an outage.

Deal with it!

Why not deal with your sin today. Talk to the Lord right now. He is ready to forgive. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9).

The Circuit ‘Riter, Michael Ullrich

Michael Ullrich

Michael Ullrich has written regular devotional thought articles for 8 newspapers since 1980, along with 3 magazines and various websites since the mid 90’s. With his wife Bonita at his side, Michael pastored for 35 years in rural America, most of the time with Village Missions (village-missions.org) and today is the executive director or Cord Ministries International (Cordmin.com) serving missionaries working in Czech Republic, Israel, Honduras, Kenya, Nigeria, Thailand, and the United States..
Michael and Bonita have traveled and spoken on mission trips to Bonaire, Poland, Thailand, Mexico, and Honduras. They have 7 children and numerous grandchildren in 5 states and Mexico.

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