Our dog Maemae rolled in something stinky, and it got on her collar and stuck in her hair. When I picked her up, it got on me. Now the stinky stuff was on my hands and shirt. Then, sure enough, I stepped in it, too. Now I have a nasty dog to bathe, a collar to clean, hands and arms and shirt to wash – and I can’t even walk in the house, because my tennis shoes will track nasty stinky stuff through the house. THIS STINK HAS TO STOP SOMEWHERE! We all have messes in our lives. Whether we create the mess or step in it, everything else we touch spreads the mess from person to person. Our messes are called “sin.” Sin has a way of producing more sin. Take anger for example: you yell at someone in the car, who then gets to the office and belittles a co-worker, who takes it home and snaps at a child. Your angry yell just ruined an innocent child’s day. Where does the STINK STOP? Let’s take time to confess our sins immediately, repent, and ask God to clean us up. Be a stink stopper, not a stink spreader.
– Virginia Thompson