…is worth a pound of cure. My five-year-old grandson Eli had the flu. Here’s the kicker. Several months ago he received a flu shot. Poor little buddy. On a yearly basis, medical experts try to discern each year the type of flu that will be spread before they create the vaccine. I’m not certain the criteria used to create the formula; however, the shot is supposed to prevent the flu or at least lessen the symptoms.
The flu happens every year without fail. I know because I used to get it every year before I started taking the flu shot. There are all kinds of speculation about side effects from taking this shot, from getting the flu to a long-term side effect of getting dementia. That’s a pretty drastic side effect.
I did not take the flu shot the year those same experts did not make enough serum. I did not want an elderly person to die from the flu because I took their shot! Guess what? I got the full-blown seven days of bone-aching, skin hurting, fever-chillin, coughing my lungs out kind of flu.
Why am I going on and on about the flu? The flu is rather miserable but short lived. I began to think about the sins we commit and their side effects. Most of the time, they are long term until we choose to apply “confession and repentance” of that sin. The sin is then removed from us as far as the east is from the west and remembered no more. The consequences go away because of receiving the cure; Christ’s blood covers our sin. Praise the Lord! He is the absolute cure and the consequences deliver us to heaven where there is no more sickness or pain…total and complete healing. It’s more than an ounce of prevention, it changes the trajectory of one’s life, both now and for eternity.
Prayer in Motion:
Lord Jesus, thank You for providing a way of escape from eternal separation from You and Your heaven. I am forever grateful to You, the Author and Finisher of my faith. May I share this great truth with all who need to hear. In Jesus Name. Amen.