Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A Lesson from Ebola

I heard on the news tonight that the United States is now Ebola-free.


Our area made national news when one of the nurses treating the Ebola patient in Dallas, Texas who died, traveled home to northeast Ohio, later testing positive for Ebola.

Volunteers at the hospital stood vigil and asked the two questions photographed above to every person entering one of the hospital entrances.  A task force was formed.  Every precaution was taken.  One little virus posed a huge threat to all of us.  It was hard to wrap my head around how something microscopic could be so dangerous!

And yet, isn't that what Paul talks about in Galatians how something so small affects everything?
A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough.  Galatians 5:9 (NIV)
And yet daily so much fodder invades our hearts and minds that endangers our spiritual health.  What do you listen to?  What do you participate in?  What takes your focus, your time?  Does anything have a hold of your heart, something that appears benign on the surface, but is indicative of an idol crying out to be worshiped?

We cannot renew our minds unless we are vigilant about the covert ways the world will try to conform you into its mold.  This is particularly true in a society where wrong has become right and evil has become good.  It's those little things...the little foxes as stated in Song of Solomon...that spoil the vineyard.

So what are those little things...nearly microscopic...seemingly benign...that can destroy our spiritual health and our effectiveness with others?

You know I write this...because I need the reminder!

9 comments:

  1. This is beautiful. Thanks for bringing something that is often over looked. The small things really do make a difference in our whole day.

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    1. You are welcome! I passed these Ebola checkers every time I passed through the doors at work to/from my building and to/from the hospital for 21 days. Major vigilance.

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  2. So true! And that is why it's so important to know the Bible well...so we can recognize that yeast when it enters our lives.

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    1. Lynnae - I think about all of the hidden faults I have that I fail to see.

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  3. AMEN! I love this. I believe God speaks to me in this exact way...taking things all around us in life and turning it into a biblical lesson of His love. I love how you did this. I can really relate to this. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Blessings-
    Christine

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    1. I think God has lots of parables for us each day if we pay attention...don't you think?

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  4. Oh so true! I think we all need this reminder!

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    1. Tara - I'm first in line for the reminder!

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  5. This is right on target...near and dear to my heart.

    xoxo

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