Friday, November 2, 2012


After removing a large trash pile from the hill side it left an open area vulnerable
to erosion.  Something needed to be done to keep the soil from ending up in
the ravine.

It seemed logical to use what was at hand.  That is, several dead trees and some
of the trash pile that would make a suitable trash line forming a small 

On the uphill side of the tree trunk (Right side.) is the trash line.  You don't see the trash
because I did not like the looks of the trash.  So, I buried it under leaves.
But the trash is still there.

Another terrace.  The same hill side, a little further up.  And - more buried trash.
 (On the left side this time.) This time buried under mostly decayed wood and dirt. 
But the trash is still there. 

That is the way mankind does it.  If we don't like the looks of it - or want other
people to see it, we hide it, or try to.

It has been that way from the beginning of time.  Our first ancestors sinned
and tried to hide it by sewing fig leaves together for clothes.
It did not work.  They knew and God knew.

Then their kid Cane killed his brother Able and tried to hide it by burying his
brother.  It did not work.  He knew and God knew.

We try to hide our sins, mistakes, short coming etc.  But they and/or
their effects are still there.


God has another way.

"If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves,
and there is no truth in us.
But if we confess our sins to God,
he will keep his promise and do what is right:
he will forgive us our sins and 
us from all our wrongdoing.
If we say that we have not sinned, we make a liar
out of God, and his word is not in us."
(1 John 1:8-10 GNB)

Pure, clean, gone.
Another place it says,

"As far as the east is from the west,
so far does he remove our 
sins from us."
(Psalms 103:12 GNB)

1 comment:

Sonja said...

I think it worked a lot better for your leaves than it ever did in my own heart! There is nothing worse than a band aid fix for sin... the trash is always still underneath! I am a firm and steadfast believer in repentance God's way, where all the trash is removed and clean hearts prevail. :)