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