Snap, crackle and snarl

They can put a man on the moon, but they can’t make plastic wrap for a man that comes off the roll without wadding up in a dozen places.

It has always been amazing how my wife can pull and snap a large piece of plastic wrap from the roll and it just seems to float effortlessly in one piece. Whenever I do it, it snaps into a little ball that takes hours to unfurl.

Some people’s lives are like that, too. It sometimes seems as though life gets so twisted nothing could ever straighten it. So many consequences of sin tangle life into knots that appear to be hopeless. There is a way to restoration.

How can this be? Wayne Jackson wrote, “How refreshingly sweet it is to have confidence in the fact that the Good Shepherd (cf. John 10:11, 14) can assuage these woes and provide us with peace once more. A beautiful song has these lyrics: ‘Bring Christ your broken life, so marred by sin; He will create anew, make whole again.’”

When the word of God is applied to someone’s life, it has the power to transform it. Obedience to the gospel brings forgiveness of sin and reconciliation with God (1 Peter 1:18, 19). With this reconciliation comes an opportunity to straighten out all those twists and turns by applying God’s law to your mind.

God has the power to unsnarl a life complicated by sin. Obey him today.

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