The Jellyfish Warning

A jellyfish is very interesting. It is mysterious and compelling. Much time around one and you can become quite comfortable with the “safe” top bubble of the jellyfish. You can become lulled into thinking you can play with fire, so to speak, and not get burned. You can start thinking you are smart and clever and beyond danger because of your familiarity and comfort with the dangerous creature. And all of a sudden, this familiar animal turns all of a sudden and stings you in a vulnerable moment of false security. This jellyfish warning is presented to remind you of how sin works and how the enemy lures us into a gals sense of security and when a time is right, drops the bottom out from under you. When we see the jellyfish, we have to have a plan in place beforehand. We have to have decided that jellyfish are dangerous and though tantalizing, are off limits and to be avoided to save our lives. Likewise, when we see sin ahead, we have to revert to our steadfast plan already in place that says, no turn away and go another path for this is blocked by a danger to my eternal soul. We must be purposeful and active and fight by determinedly standing on God’s Truth and deciding my need to please Him is stronger than my need to be pleased. It is that simple. We must make sin a black and white thing again in our minds and churches to survive this sexualized, sinful, self serving culture we are living in. We must shine like lights in this dark world. How else can we but to be as pure white as we can in contrast. It is on decision at a time and once we make it, we have the power of the Holy Spirit to keep us on task. Such an amazing gift!

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