I am praying for a college friend this morning. I recently learned from a Facebook post that he has abandoned the Faith. My heart breaks for this lost sheep who has begun a pilgrimage along a path toward another “gospel”. I am reminded once again of the importance of abiding in Christ. I am reminded once again of my own propensity to wander. No child of God ever gets beyond their need for an open Bible and a powerful Savior; no lost sheep is beyond the call of the Good Shepherd. I pray that my friend will recognize the voice of our Good Shepherd and follow Him home.
I made an error awhile back. I realize that will shock many of you. We were traveling to my son’s flag football game in a nearby small town. We turned right rather than turning left and proceeded several miles in the wrong direction. My wife had gotten on-line and printed out the directions; we diligently followed the direction but still ended up in making an error. The consequences of having bad directions was for us to get a little lost and either be late to the flag football game or to miss it entirely. I would argue that getting on-line and printing off the directions was probably a reasonable amount of effort given the potential consequences.
Now, consider if the potential consequence would have been…
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