There was a certain city, and in that city, there was severe drought.
The people thirsted desperately for fresh water and, in their bid to keep from dying of thirst, began to invent other liquids.
Like most man-made inventions, however, these addictive fluids didn’t fully satisfy. They only caused a temporary high which wore off after sometime.
At certain times in our lives, we get to crossroads where we have to make life-changing decisions.
Usually, at these points, we hesitate: Left or Right?
Yes or No?
Leave or Stay?
Keep or Cut off?…
I used to wonder why the master – in the parable of the talents – called the servant who hid his talent ‘wicked.’
Slothful? Yes. Fearful? I can understand…but ‘wicked’? That’s quite a stretch…
First, He woos, drawing you to Himself.
‘Taste – and see’, He says, ‘that I Am good’.
And you take – and sip
And you become…
We live in a world where Appearance is Everything:
Look a certain way. Sound another way. Act in this manner. Move with that group of people. Create this particular kind of impression…