Have you ever been stung by a bee, a wasp, mosquito, or any other insect? Wow, I bet you didn’t see it coming, did you? If you had, I’m sure you wouldn’t have let it sting you. That’s what happened to me one day, as I was preparing for a great time of quietness and relaxation in my backyard. Before I sat down good, I got stung! How unexpected was that!

The pain was so excruciating, I screamed and jumped away as fast as I could! The effects were immediate; the area began turning red and swelling up. I realized I had to do something quick! So I ran inside to clean it and applied a healing ointment. Although I didn’t feel better right away, I had confidence that the ointment would do the job.

After the pain subsided, I began thinking about sin and how sin affects us… many times we don’t see it coming; then all of a sudden… we get stung! Thank God for Jesus, (our healing ointment), who took on sin, preventing us for being eternally stung! He suffered, died, was buried, and rose again that we might live; never having to suffer the pain of being stung by sin again.

“The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law” (1 Corinthians 15:56 ESV).

I will keep on thanking God for saving me from the effects of sin.  By Hertistine Washington /



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