by Diane Virginia
Slip ‘n slides… Do you remember them? I sure do! They provided swift and energetic water rides for my sister and me during childhood. Mom would hook the hose to our plastic slide, sprinkle a few drops of dish soap onto its surface to add to its slipperiness, and away we’d go! Dad would swoop us up at the end of the slide, and we would turn and run towards Mom again, ready for another go-round. Soon, our squeals of delight would be heard, and we would have a yard filled with playmates, all eager to slide with us down the slippery slope.
It’s easy to slide downhill when we are on a slip ‘n slide. Trying to reverse course is difficult, and it’s next to impossible after the mid-point of the slide because by then the momentum vigorously pushes the participant.
Psalm 37:24 gives us wise instruction as to how we may avoid sin’s slippery slope. As we meditate on God’s Words, we know what actions to take. We can reverse course. We can jump off the slip ‘n slide!
But, what if we are far away, past the mid-point, and already traveling downhill at breakneck speed? Is there hope for us? Don’t despair! Help is still available! In Psalm 37:24, we see our Heavenly Father taking swift decisive action when we call to Him. Just as my dad was willing to scoop participants off the slide whenever they would call, and just as he was the catcher positioned at the end of the slide to guard our safety, God is willing to help us. Even if we do fall, God holds us by the hand when we call to Him.
So, when you find yourself on the slippery slide of sin, turn to the One who is willing to rescue you.
Copyright 2017: All Rights Reserved: VineWords Stories and Devotions Inspired by the Vine: Author Diane Virginia Cunio; Pen Name, Diane Virginia: Slip ‘n Slides: http://www.vinewords.net
Slip ‘n Slides is a work of fiction based on real life events.
Published (similar version): The Secret Place Devotional Magazine: Summer, 2017: Editors M. Ingrid and Wayne E. Dvirnak: Judson Press: http://www.judsonpress.com
About the Author
Diane Virginia Cunio is the author of The Kiss of Peace: An Intimate Exploration into Song of Solomon and Behind the Veil: Becoming the Bride of Song of Solomon (both books awaiting publication). She is passionate about sharing Beloved Jesus’ love for you, His Bride, as you are allegorically portrayed in Song of Solomon.
Diane has written for Christian Broadcast Network, Faith Beyond Fear, Pentecostal Publishing House, The Secret Place, and other ministries.
Her hobbies include reading, homesteading, horseback riding, koi ponding, and making Scripture-inspired jewelry.[Top]