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08 August 2008

by Laurie Justus Pace

20 x 20 inches Oil on Canvas

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It is morning and I have managed to make Terry late for work. I took his truck over and left it at Mom's yesterday so we could get her SUV for running around in. It is difficult for her to manage climbing in and out of the truck... so we swapped vehicles. She wanted to keep her car here for today's Doc visit etc... and of course I forgot Terry needed the Truck to pick up boxing material for me. SO he is going to be late for work. He had to drive over there to get the truck before he could leave. This schedule has been rough on him and on me. Double Shifts six times in less than a 10 day period is too many.

Consequences. As my grandson would say, YUCKY. Everything has consequences. Remember this?
"If you do that again, you will have to sit in time out."

My kids always laughed once I was out of hearing range, or so they thought that I was. But true to my work, they would be in Time Out not too long after that. Consequences are rough enough when you make the choice to do something and suffer the consequences, but it is rougher when someone else does it to you as I did to Terry this morning.

In the Bible many of the prophets warned of coming destruction to the people urging them to get right with God. Most of the time they did not listen and suffered the consequences. In our lives we often encounter others that have taken a wrong turn in their life. God wants us to warn them of the consequences of their actions. God has already provided us with wisdom and it is our responsibility to share this wisdom. Granted not many teenagers want to hear the wisdom. In fact, not many twenty somethings want to hear it either. I do not think we get SMART in their eyes until they reach thirty.

When we walk in the light clearly, we can see more than those walking in the darkness. We already know they are heading for terrible consequences and it remains upon our heart to bring light to them.


"If good people turn bad and don't listen to my warning, they will die. If you did not warn them of the consequences then they will die in their sins. Their previous good deeds won't help them, and I will hold you responsible, demanding your blood for theirs. But if you warn them and they repent, they will live and you will have saved your own life too." Ezekiel 3:20-21

1 comment:

Linda said...

Beautiful work Laurie! I love the expression on the little girls face, and your use of orange/blue.

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