Seeking Spiritual Sanity

Romans 7:For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

When Tim and Jill acquired little Hammy they bought him a nice cage.  Cedar shavings were placed in the bottom so he would have a comfortable aromatic place to sleep.  He had his own water bottle and fee bin. Beside that he had his own private wheel!  He had all a hamster would ever want or need.

Little Hammy had a different way of approaching the challenges of life.  Instead of the boring run around that most hamsters get caught up in, Hammy didn’t get inside the wheel and propel it into furious cycles.  Instead he carefully climbed to the top of the wheel then turned over on his back and stretched out.  Inevitably the wheel always started its slow turn just as he would get comfortable. His whole body rolled with it and as the wheel gained speed so did Hammy.  Then, he was thrown from the wheel headfirst.  Clunk!  His head painfully smacked the bottom of the cage.  Getting up he shakes himself, somewhat dazed.  But what does he do?  He climbs back up to the top of the wheel, turns over and stretches himself out ready for the next chapter of his life to begin.

Why would a hamster who had everything he would ever want disregard common sense and continually go through the cycle of placing himself in harm’s way again and again?  A bigger question is this:  Why do people do the same thing?  Why do they willingly submit to the slavery of sin?  Why do they without self regard submit themselves to be harmed and mistreated by the ravages of sin?  It is insanity!

The good news is that “the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus” can bring spiritual sanity to everyone that will turn to Jesus in repentance.

Dr. Gayle Woods

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