So…I had an interesting drive to Jefferson yesterday morning. First of all, I ran over a golf club. Random. Secondly, I heard a story on 106.9 The Light that stopped me in my tracks. Metaphorically speaking, of course. Behind me was a big Dodge driven by a burly dude who probably wouldn’t have appreciated a sudden stop.
Anyway, a guy, somewhere off in radio land, explained how baboon hunters in the jungle craftily catch their prey. The hunter fills a small hold in a tree with salt. The baboon is drawn by the irresistible smell and reaches into the hole for a big handful of salt. Unwilling to relinquish its grip on the salt, the baboon finds itself trapped because its first can’t fit back through the hole. The baboon is helpless before predators and hunters because it selfishly refuses to let go.
Chilling application…Is there something you are holding onto, despite its inevitable potential for destruction? A boyfriend or girlfriend you know you have no business being with? An addiction that is destroying both your present and your future? A habit that is stealing your joy and robbing you of intimacy with God? No matter what it is, today can be the first day of the rest of your life. Thanks to a merciful Savior, we are offered hope and healing when we come to Him in faith and repentance. Just let go.
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