Warning: The following blog may gross some of you out. Sorry in advance. :-)
Yesterday after Christian ate his dinner, Kempton took him downstairs to play while the rest of us finished up dinner. All of a sudden Christian started crying and heading back upstairs. Kempton went to the stairs, looked down, and yelled, “Oh No!” Then I ran over and saw a very disgusting sight. Christian had a huge explosion in his diaper. From the look of things, he wanted it off immediately because the playroom had lots of evidence of his struggle to get it off. Kempton cleaned up Christian while I cleaned up the staircase, the floor, the TV, the wall...ok I’ll stop with the grossness. Thank God Carysse was still in her highchair during this whole ordeal. Needless to say, Christian immediately started smiling & singing once he was in the bathtub.
This whole experience reminded me of the question that one of the elders of our church asked us during our membership interview. He asked if we were actively striving to “fight sin” in our life? What a great, yet convicting question. As stinky and messy as Christian’s diaper was, it can’t come close in comparison to what our sin is like to God. For example, the Lord referred to Israel’s sinful ways as “the uncleanness of a woman in her menstrual impurity” (Ezekiel 36:17). Also, Proverbs 26:11 states, “Like a dog that returns to his vomit is a fool who repeats his folly.” As you can see, sin is disgusting to God. As long as we’re on earth, we will sin. However, with the Lord’s help, we will sin less if we’re growing in righteousness. May each of us abhor the sin in our thoughts, words, & actions as we strive to live a blameless & pure life.
So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace. Romans 6:11-14