Ka-BOOM!! I heard the gun blast outside my window this morning. As the sun rose and exposed the gray landscape, my husband spied a trespasser. He surveyed our garden and there it was…a Rabbit!
Last week we planted our garden. Several of our crops included plants. Young tomatoes, cabbages, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli had been neatly placed in rows.
Following that, we went away for a long weekend and came back to the bad news. It had not rained enough to make the plants thrive. Besides that, several young plants, were missing leaves, the work of a ravenous rabbit.
I spend time watering plants in an attempt to help them recover. It became obvious that varmints had “bellied on up to the bar” (my garden), so-to-speak, and got a snoot full of greens. I dusted the surviving vegetables that had been a part of the bunny’s smorgasbord.
The prime offender, the trespasser, is gone now, but there may be others waiting in the wings to move in on her territory; CORRECTION…my territory.
The World Book Dictionary defines trespass as, “1. to go on somebody’s property without any right 2. to go beyond the limits of what is right, proper or polite 3. to do wrong; sin”.
The rabbit did not have a right to my food. She went beyond the limits of what was right and did wrong. And she paid for her misdeeds.
The Bible speaks of how man trespasses against God. Jesus encourages us to pray to the Heavenly Father to forgive us our trespasses. Have you ever thought of how you may have trespassed against Him? Have you gone onto his property without any right. Have you gone beyond the limits of what is right, proper or polite (fitting) in your relationship to Him? Have you done wrong…sinned?
If you have trespassed in any way, you have sinned. In fact, the scripture in Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” We are guilty. There is a penalty to pay. Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death”.
The good news is also in Romans 6:23. It says, “but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Jesus is the answer to our sin problem, our trespass-problem. Come to him for forgiveness and the eternal life He has promised.
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