Filth

A couple of weeks ago I woke up to what was a rather normal morning.  I usually get up at 0’dork thirty while my girls sleep and then I get myself together.  If my wife catches me she will help me to look presentable, which I’m sure many of you just appreciate her more now.  This morning my wife got up not to much after I did to get ready for some time with friends and we walked into a scene that gave me pause.  My daughter had a “blowout” that night and it was not at all.  The problem is this Human excrement, when under pressure, can defy gravity, and we have seen this on multiple occasions.  I say all of this to say this, my lil girl was happy to sit in her filth.  My wife and I walked into her room and smelled what almost knocked the both of us out.  Meanwhile our little girl was enjoying herself and playing with her toys.  This absolutely blew me away!  Could she smell that?  Doesn’t it feel nasty?  Don’t you want to be clean?  The answer to each of the questions were apparently, No!  We cleaned her up and went about our day and as I drove to school I began to think.  Is this what God sees when He sees us?  Children who play in filth, enjoying our toys and not wanting to take a bath and be clean?  That thought plagued me all of that day and I wanted to share it with you.  Are you content in just being dirty?

“Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.”

– James 1:21

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About Jon Nelson

I am just a nobody trying to tell everybody about Somebody [Christ Jesus]!

Posted on September 8, 2009, in ...from Jon, Life. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. wow. i will be using this illustration…. you had better believe it. thank you for giving me something to really ponder.

  2. Holly Hodam Kane

    What an interesting question…This has happened to my little one, Haven, on a couple of occasions- yuck! On a factual note, supposedly babies don’t recognize a scent as unpleasant until they are of potty-training age! Good illustration though…

  3. Great illustration Jon! Very good insight. Thanks for that little reminder.

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