Friday, December 01, 2006

Flu Vaccination

Today my husband and I are going to get our flu shots----a little late but better late than never. Flu shots are a preventive measure to keep the dangers of the flu from becoming rampant and widespread and from the symptoms from being so hard on the body, if later we do contract the flu. There is a saying "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." We, as mothers, know this to be true. That is why we expend so much energy and so much of our time in trying to keep our house germ free. We scrub our toilets and sinks and spray Lysol all around, we make sure our floors are vacuumed, our furniture dusted, and how many times a day do we tell our kids, "go wash your hands." We want to prevent our little ones from being sick.

God also has His Word to help prevent the dangers of sin to corrupt our lives. It is easy for us to deny the temptation of sin will do us any harm and we fail to "wash" our hearts clean of the sin that could so easily destroy us. In Proverbs, the wisdom of these words rings true---"My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are LIFE to those who find them, and HEALTH to a man's whole body. Above all else, guard your heart for it is the wellspring of life." In Psalms 119:11, "I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against thee."

If we could but realize that all of God's words to us are preventive measures on His part to keep us from harmful decisions that would destroy us in body, soul and spirit. Just as the flu vaccine is given to prevent sickness in our bodies, God's Word is our vaccine to prevent us from sin and its harmful effects. In our denial, we can be stubborn and say they are just a bunch of rules to ruin my fun. However, we all know that is not true. Look at the results of sin in our society who thought a little smoke here won't make a difference, or a little sex won't matter, and it so often ruins our lives forever. The results of sin gone rampant is ugly and vicious. How much better to follow God's words and be protected, secure and healthy.

Be vaccinated with God's Word today!


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