Have you ever watched rain bead up on the hood of a car? As you can tell, there isn’t much to do at a car dealership when a tropical depression is dumping rain on your town. (Thanks Beryl.) When a drop of rain beads up on the hood of a car the drop will generally stay where it falls, that is until another drop hits close by then the two drops will merge and slide closer to the edge of the hood. Once several drops combine and slide towards the same spot a bigger and bigger droplet forms until eventually the water is too heavy and the drop slides to the ground.
But the journey is not over even then, the process will start all over again until soon enough a small stream forms leading to the lowest point in the area. Once all of those drops combine into that stream the low spot will eventually fill with water. What started as a small drop of rain on the hood of a car will eventually join with all of the other drops until flooding begins. Once the flood waters start to rise the only way to stop them is for the rain to stop. Once this happens, the flood waters will subside and life will return to normal.
Sin works in our lives much the same way these rain drops fall on the hood of a car. One small sin, one tiny slip up, one mistake usually doesn’t seem like much at the time. However, like those raindrops, all of those little errors in judgement will combine. Eventually if left unchecked these sins will continue to combine until they are like that stream of water that has formed from the drops. Just as the stream will head for the lowest point in the area, your sins will seek out your weakest points. Finally that little drop that turned from a trickle to a stream is now a flood. A flood of sin that will control and dominate your life, destroying everything and everyone in its path.
The only way to stop the flood is to stop the rain, is our sins any different?
Have you ever sit and watched the raindrops? If so, what do you think about?
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