Thursday, March 27, 2008
The Land Vomits
Lava flow - photo by Linda Bruce
There is a set limit to the sin of a nation and then the land itself is defiled, to the point - "it will vomit you out as it vomited out the nations that were before you." Lev. 18:28
America is walking in that path & may get itself vomited soon. It's not politically correct around here (or anywhere for that matter) to suggest such a thing, but that is precisely what happened in Hawaii, and, in Mexico, South America and many other places as well. History is full of people getting vomited out of their lands. Sin defiles. There are consequences.
Our bodies are a parallel or parable for that. We can take only so much crap into ourselves before we chuck it (sorry Chuck); get sick; go to the doctor. Actually we can go for quite a few years before the old system starts shutting down, backing up or causing a whole lot of trouble for us. And, there's a spiritual allegory here too. Aging, we start to show in our faces as well as our bodies the effects of our lifestyle mistakes (sin), besides just darn getting old. We're all terminal and will eventually die (physically), but some things can be prevented/repented of, and there is hope for eternity.
On a personal note, what am I doing to cause my body grief? For a number of years I had an anger problem and, had I continued on that particular path, would no doubt have some nasty physical consequence trailing along behind. Notice I say "had", however, I really blew it the other day. Totally lost my temper at our neighbor. Believe I've about got what it takes to apologize now.
Also, I need to stop obsessing about petty annoyances, like quads and helicopters. Instead, commit to using them as an opportunity for prayer.