Avalanche


An avalanche starts at the top

Unfixed sin does not stop

Gaining momentum

As it descends,

Most destructive

At the bottom

Where it ends,

When sin repents

God heals and mends.

If no reduction,

Total destruction.

~G.W.

An important feature of terrain that can lead to an avalanche is the lack of objects that serve to ANCHOR the snow. -Britannica https://www.britannica.com/science/avalanche

Therefore, let the one who thinks he stands firm [immune to temptation, being overconfident and self-righteous], take care that he does not fall [into sin and condemnation] ~1 Co, 10:12 (AMP)
My dear children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. But if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous One. 1 John 2:1 (NKJV)

Dear child of God: When our anchor in Christ holds, we remain fixed, stable, steadfast. If it slips, Christ, our Advocate before the Father, mends and restores. He is able, He is faithful. It is His goodness that leads us to repentance.

Or are you [so blind as to] trifle with and presume upon and despise and underestimate the wealth of His kindness and forbearance and long-suffering patience? Are you unmindful or actually ignorant [of the fact] that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repent (to change your mind and inner man to accept God’s will)?” (Romans 2:4 AMPC Bible)

Read as PDF … C.S. Lewis “The safest road to Hell is the gradual one”


Deadly Avalanche

12 thoughts on “Avalanche”

  1. Unrestrained sin, just like with the avalanche analogy, no objects to anchor the snow, our anchor for sin is God’s Word before it becomes an avalanche of sin.
    Great post GW.
    Blessings

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  2. Wow GW, this is a very powerful analogy! An avalanche is to forest destruction as unfixed sin is to life destruction. Often I think of anchoring myself in Christ to help weather storms. Your post points out the need for being anchored in Christ as an avalanche preventative.

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    1. So true isn’t it, Beth? If we don’t stay anchored in Christ, taking everything to Him, how so much can build and overwhelm us.
      Thank you so much!

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  3. I watched my brother step into his ice fishing house, a gust of wind blew him across the lake with him in it. He hadn’t put in the ice anchors. My grand daughter moved the garage off the foundation with the family car….yep, no anchors. On a perfectly calm water we were catching fish…then we weren’t and realized we had drifted off “The Spot” quite a ways before realizing it. That subtle drift with out the anchor down. We had one but didn’t use it. ANCHOR EVERYTHING EVERYTIME, especially our faith in the Only Rock that exists, Jesus Christ. You got me going G.W. I’m even preaching to the dog under the table.
    Thanks for the powerful analogy

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    1. Those are quite some story-examples, Gary, and good ones. Yes, sir! Anchor everything, every time. Especially our lives in Christ Jesus. Keep preaching, brother…to the dog or whoever! I love your picture sermons of God’s glory in His creation.

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