Curiosity (Nearly) Killed the Cat

Hi, friends!

I hope y’all had a great fourth of July! My family and I sure did. But, as for our young kitten, Mustard—well, he probably wouldn’t say the same.

While we took some pictures just before sunset, Mustard decided to explore the strange big metal thing with four wheels parked in our driveway… from its underside. Eventually, long story, short, Mustard wound up trapped in the grill of the minivan—all because he was too curious (and ignorant) to resist the danger in front of him.

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Now, Mustard is a cute little kitty just trying to have fun. I get that. But this story is a great analogy of what happens to us when we mess with sin. We may not know or see the consequences that our sin can lead to when we first begin to tamper with it, but when we’re in far enough, we’ll discover that we are trapped in a messy place with no visible escape. Sinful curiosities can kill the conscience, sometimes the body, and the soul. Mustard can relate with not ending up in the fun place he thought he was going.

Maybe you’ve fallen prey deep into sin’s ensnaring maze. Maybe you can’t find a way out. We onlookers thought that Mustard was trapped for good. (Okay, so I thought that.) But my heroic dad fetched a few tools from the garage, lifted the hood of the minivan, and set to work at removing nuts and bolts in order to free the imprisoned young cat. (I stood nearby taking some fantastic photography of the action.) Finally, a very soot-covered Mustard was free from the jail he’d walked himself into and was lovingly stooped into the arms of his relieved main owner, my sister Genevieve. My dad had freed him. 

Our Heavenly Father wants to free us from “…the sin that so easily entangles…” {Hebrews 12:1 NIV}. He is able to remove those nuts and bolts to free us where we find ourselves trapped. It is a dangerous thing to be curious and tempted into sin—fend off the evil thoughts that Satan sends your way at all costs. But, for those of you have fallen into the labyrinth, there is still hope. Remember this: With Jesus, it is never too late until you die.

Mr. Mustard is, of course, alright and unharmed… and as curious as ever, once again.

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Your friend, Marjorie

The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure. {1 Corinthians 10:13 NLT}

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