Soft Sinking Sand

Today, I learned how easy it can be to sink in soft sand.

Judy and I waded into the soft sandy shores of Lake Michigan today after arriving at Traverse City. It was almost like Florida, except without the heat.

While standing on the sand just as the waves began to creep up the shoreline outside our hotel, my right foot began sinking. Barely noticing the sand shifting under my feet, balance became very difficult. It took some effort to pull my foot out of the sand.

Similarly, it’s so easy to sink into sin. Once in sin, it is difficult to understand the danger. The wet sand feels so good, the consequences seem so distant. Besides, stopping is easy, right? But, then comes losing balance and the possibility of falling forever.

The Apostle Paul wrote, “If you think you are standing strong, be careful, for you, too, may fall into the same sin,” (1 Corinthians 10:12 NLT).

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