Pebbles and Sin

06 Jul

I like to walk. In fact, most mornings, you’ll find me walking at least a mile in my neighborhood. It’s part of my alone time with God. I can get away from all tpebbles-414038_640he distractions in my home and focus on God and His beauty surrounding me.

But every once in a while, a little pebble gets in my sneaker. I can try and ignore it but with each step it pokes harder into the tender part of my foot. It struck me the other day when this happened how pebbles and sin are related.

At first the pebble (sin) can easily be ignored. It seems like a small thing. But the more I walk and go through life, the more that small stone starts to feel like a bigger rock. I can shake my foot trying to get rid of it, but it still remains in my shoe. It’s not until I untie my sneaker and remove the pebble that I get relief.

So too with sin. If we don’t address it, it will continue to grow and fester. It’s not until we pray to God, admit our sin, ask His forgiveness, and request Him to remove the ‘pebble’ that we find relief.

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” Hebrews 12:1 (NIV)

Do you have a pebble that needs to be removed from your heart? Why not pray today and make things right with God.


Social Media 2015Jodie Wolfe loves to stroll through history with the characters she creates. When not writing she enjoys spending time with her husband, reading and walking.


Posted by on July 6, 2016 in Writing


8 responses to “Pebbles and Sin

  1. Pegg Thomas

    July 6, 2016 at 6:55 am

    Nice way to illustrate this!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jodie

      July 6, 2016 at 10:37 am

      Thanks, Pegg. I’m glad you enjoyed it. 🙂


  2. kararhunt

    July 6, 2016 at 8:46 am

    I remember being taught the phrase, “Sin will take you where you don’t want to go and keep you a lot longer than you want to stay.” The pebble was a great way to describe this, Jodie. What starts out as just a little thing will cause further damage if it’s not addressed. But there is help.Call out to Jesus. He’s waiting.


    • Jodie

      July 6, 2016 at 10:38 am

      Amen, Kara. The important this is for us to address sin right away instead of allowing it to fester.


  3. jerichakingston

    July 6, 2016 at 8:54 am

    Thank you for this, Jodie.


    • Jodie

      July 6, 2016 at 10:39 am

      You’re very welcome. 🙂


  4. Robin Patchen

    July 6, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Great analogy!


    • Jodie

      July 6, 2016 at 10:39 am

      Thanks, Robin. 🙂



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