Blog Dare for Tuesday April 8, 2014:
Something I could give up - forever.
There are many things I could not live without, there are some things I could possibly do without, but I may not want to, however there are some things I could definitely give up forever. What comes to mind when I think of this all falls under the heading of
lies, deceit and falsehood
sickness, pain, disease, suffering
This list could go on and on, but the truth is while I'm in this world and until the LORD of Heaven comes to every heart I will likely still see stuff like this. The main thing I would like to give up forever though - in one word, Sin. It encompasses so many things, yet it seems I am stuck with it for the rest of my life in this world, in myself and in others around me. It affects me like a plague, and although I try to do good, I still end up with "sin" in to some degree.
Interestingly the word "sin" which is quite an old word, is almost lost to the world of language - in the secular world, (although not lost in most churches).
I Google'd the word sin to find a few images about it and from what I can tell - for the secular "non - church" world, (1) it's a good movie, (2) it is the name of some wrestling star and (3) it is a place in the Middle East, and (4) of course it is also glorifyingly associated with sinful pleasures. This is not to say that sin is distasteful, on the contrary, there are some sins that are definitely pleasurable but only for a while and as life is but for a fleeting moment in eternity and all sin leads to death and the 2nd death, SIN should be ("should" being the operative word, not that the majority of people reading this will even get it, I'm mostly just raving for the sake of my soap box pulpit time), avoided or repented of at all cost at every moment and all the time until time is no more.
I would like a world where I can live in unity with my Creator and with my fellow created beings, in the perfection that was once ours in the beginning and will be once again in the end. Where there is joy, love, peace, hope, health, kindness, goodness, meekness, prosperity without greed - a world without sin.