As is true at the turn of each New Year, consumerism is driven with Weight Loss means and methods. ABC's 20/20 devoted an hour last night to this theme. Weight Loss is on our minds.
But not until this morning when talking with Lisa Combs at breakfast did the thought occur to me about the Weight Loss program Jesus initiates. He died on the cross that we not have to carry the baggage of sin and destruction about from day to day.
Come unto me all who are weary laden and I will give you rest, he came to earth to tell us. Jesus extracts the weight of sin which so easily entangles us. He came that we might be LIGHTer.
America is obese with sin. So is the rest of the world. It's so frustrating. Regardless of how hard we try and how often we repeatedly promise God we will not eat again from that Sin-Tree, we do not find we are making progress. This is clearly one gigantic obesity problem that heaven must solve. We can't.
So don't give up dear friend. You are to be credited for recognizing your great need for Weight Loss. Thank you for not wanting to stay fat in sin. Be not discouraged. You will never initiate nor activate a workable solution. Rather, Jesus did, does, and will.
Walk lighter. You have been set free because Jesus became sinfully obese upon the cross.
Happy New Life!