I know mid-winter seems an odd time to discuss the topic, but I saw a fellow dashing into our local coffee shop this week, wearing nothing but flip-flops. (And clothing, of course!)
Flip-flops are dangerous! Yes, so says the information at http://www.cosmopolitan.com/health-fitness/news/a39188/flip-flops-are-bad-for-you/
They give your feet access to bacteria; they slow you down and make you clumsy. Flip-flops damage your heels, toes, posture and may cause pain. Apparently, they can give you bunions, and the materials they are made of may cause allergies or even cancer.
One has to ask why anyone would wear them at all and certainly why they would wear them in a Canadian winter.
But then, if we know the dangers of something and still do it, we have decided to take the risk, haven’t we?
It’s like when you know that Christ is the one and only answer and still determine to live your life without him. The risks are the ones you and you alone have chosen.
“This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again. Anyone who trusts in him is acquitted; anyone who refuses to trust him has long since been under the death sentence without knowing it. And why? Because of that person’s failure to believe in the one-of-a-kind Son of God when introduced to him.” (John 3:16-18, MSG)
Prayer-Lord, open our hearts to your truth. Thank you. In Christ, Amen.