They made the right call. I’m told I was taken into a room and immediately plugged into machines to monitor my vitals. My parents watched as a breathing tube was applied and my dad rushed into the room in a blind rage and started unplugging machines and yelling at doctors. This seemed a bit much to put a baby through to him, especially for his first child. I looked like I was in a lot of pain, and I was definitely crying like I was. A correct diagnosis for any condition is often difficult to receive.
When I think about sin, this is the story I think about. The diagnosis of sin is a painful one to receive; we’re selfish and we’re born that way. Worse still, there’s nothing we can do about it. No one wants to be told that! When I talked to my high school friends about sin this past Monday at club, it was hard to tell them these truths but at the same time it was comforting to understand that I knew the second part of the story. Sin renders us helpless; helpless to stop sinning, helpless to do anything out of a right motivation, but our condition is not hopeless.
God hates sin. He hates sin more than he can hate anything else because of what it does to us. A lot of high school kids hear about the seriousness of sin and think that because God hates sin and because they are sinners, God must hate them. That just isn’t true.
God hates sin so much because he loves us so much.
He hates sin because it takes away the real joy that we could be having if we would just trust him. He hates sin in the same way that you would hate it if anyone were to harm your children or take something from them that would prevent their absolute joy. The diagnosis of sin is a hard one to receive, but it is a good and necessary thing. Even though the wages of sin is death, Jesus has given a free gift of real and full life – and I’m so excited to share about that gift at club next week.
I want to leave ya'll with some pictures from East/West side Club from this past Monday. Cody visited West Frisco's club and did a walk on character with Taylor...they were life coaches. I've provided some photographic evidence as proof.
Thanks for praying and believing with us!
Spencer Jacobson, Frisco Young Life Staff