Left Alone

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You know what I’m talking about…

Those moments when as a child you found yourself unattended. Such as the time I was making music …probably seven or thereabouts at the time.

Sitting on the bed in the middle of my mother’s white chenille bedspread with a small number of items to drum on none of which I remember except her bottle of red nail polish. And I have no remembrance of what I was using as a drumstick.

I do, however, remember when in my music-making mode I broke the bottle of red nail polish and I thought oh, no what will I do now? Mom’s gonna be mad?

I also realized that if I suddenly went quiet, grownups automatically came to check up, you know to find out why the children are quiet…so I continued to sing, but to no avail. Eventually, I had to fess up.

I don’t know what happened after that. Obviously, Mom didn’t kill me, although I’m sure she wasn’t happy about it, but why oh why did I ever believe the truth wouldn’t come out? There are some things you cannot hide.

No matter what our age we know that God is our Heavenly Father, and we may not be like a foolish child sitting on her mother’s white chenille bedspread with a bottle of red nail polish, but we all have those moments.

We all mess up in some way or other and left alone to our own devices we can (and usually do) commit some really dumb things. I saw a video this week that explained God, salvation, and the sinner.

The young man was asked why a loving God would send anyone to hell. He responded this way:

“Because of our sins, we are already on our way to hell. It’s like being on a sinking ship and someone says, “Hey, there’s a lifeboat.” You can reject getting on the lifeboat, but if you do you automatically go down with the ship. Our sin was already taking us to hell and God gave us Jesus and said, “Here’s the lifeboat.” If you reject Jesus you will go down where you were already heading, God didn’t send you there.”

2 Peter 3:

9  The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

10  But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

11  Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,

12  Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

13  Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.