Last week during the late evening hours, while working on one of my blog posts I heard I big thud on the balcony. I was shocked to discover that we had a guest who was very much uninvited – a raccoon. This creature was working vigorously at tearing one of the garbage bags. It was very late and my husband was already asleep, so I tried my best to scare the rather large animal away. To my disappointment flashing the balcony lights and tapping on the window door did not scare Mr. Raccoon. I did not have much sleep that night. I think the images of the visitor ransacking the garbage bags are burned in my brain forever. Not because I’ve never seen an animal go through garbage before but because of the lesson God thought me that night. The raccoon embodied what sin looks like. (I am sorry if some of you are raccoon lovers, nothing personal against the animal it was the behavior that the Lord highlighted for me.) As you can see from the picture he has a cute face but that came along with a very daring behavior. The creature came in the night like a thief, bold, unashamed and destructive. He even had the audacity to come back the next evening only this time my husband was awake and had no fear or tolerance for the invader. He made sure that the creature was gone for good. My husband also took precautions by putting in place a different garbage bin with a well secured lid.
The sins in our lives are very much like the raccoon who invaded our property. Sin may look cute even attractive at first but it’s a thief, bold and unashamed. Coming only to ransack and destroy us and our families. Sin must be dealt with instantly, without fear and with the authority given to us by the Word of God. It is vital to live our lives in the light of Scripture. We are to shun evil for the consequences of sin are physical and spiritual. In the coming days we will discover why and how sin disfigures us.
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