The glow of the computer screen is the only light in my room this evening. I am trying to write but a huge house fly is attracted to the light of the screen and I just can’t concentrate. Every time I think I am ready to start writing it buzzes in circles and figure eights as it dive bombs the screen. I am having malicious, murderous thoughts regarding this filthy invader from who knows where. Now it is walking on the screen following the text as it comes up on the screen. This is almost as bad as one being in your room at night while you are trying to fall asleep. You are almost in dreamland when one lands on your face and promptly walks across your lips. Yuck.
It is interesting what we get used to. I have seen Masai children with flies lined up side by side drinking from their eyes. The children were not concerned at all. It is very much that way for all of us regarding bad habits or sins. The first time we are tempted we are disturbed but should we entertain them or tolerate them being a part of our lives we soon grow unconcerned. It is no big deal. But the truth is they are bad habits or sins because they are harmful and just because we have grown accustomed does not mean they stop harming us or others. Not only do we become accustomed to them we grow to love them as an old friend.
Be wise today. Read Proverbs 1 and 2. It is excellent counsel regarding making right choices and not allowing a persistent sin to nag you into compliance and lead you to ultimate destruction.
Now if I can only kill this ….. fly!!
Written by Roger Bothwell on July 28, 2015
PO Box 124, St. Helena, CA 94574