Unlike my twelve grandchildren who
are highly adroit electronic game players,
our games are pretty much limited to Mahjong,
Minesweeper, and Hangman.
We do fairly well in Mahjong, haven't beaten
Minesweeper in ages, and occasionally win
a game of Hangman.
If you don't mind we'll allow ourselves a
little rope here and see if we can hang
ourselves (figuratively, of course).
It has been said many times, that if you
give a man enough rope, he'll hang himself.
Unfortunately, this has been proven to be
true for us all. Chances are that if we live
long enough, we will make a lot of little
mistakes, and on occasion, a few major
ones. And, it eventually dawns on us that
we really do need a savior. Over the course
of time, many of us have come to rely on
the saving grace and atonement wrought
by Jesus Christ.
Hang, man, when are we ever going to
learn that only Christ is able to sever the
cords of sin and death and set us free?
(Written, 10 January 2014)