Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Win A Publishing Package HERE            

The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!



 
Devotionals PLEASE ENCOURAGE THE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING

  LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE   SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
  HIRE THIS WRITER
REPORT ARTICLE

 TRACK THIS AUTHOR ADD TO MY FAVORITES
corner
What's New
 
corner
 
Someone to Blame
by Deborah Rampona Oliver 
11/09/11
Free to Share
Author requests article critique


  Mail
 





Someone to Blame

We hear it all the time these days. ďItís not my fault!Ē Our children say it and so do our elected officials. Sometimes, itís even hard to tell the difference between the kids and everyone else. And, if we are honest with ourselves, in the quiet moments of the day we also say it too. I find myself wanting to disavow any responsibility for the messes I have made and all of the sins Iíve committed.

These days I think we are less likely to use the word ĎSavedí as though we donít really require saving. Rather, in our minds, we perceive that we need Ďrightingí or a mere Ďcourse correction.í Perhaps it is this faulty (aka sinful) mindset that propels us to find someone to blame. Letís think about Jesus from this perspective for a moment. He accepted blame for sins that werenít hisówithout even a word of protest! And his eyes, the eyes of this fully man-fully God savior do not look at us with blame. He looks through our eyes and into our souls with love rather than condemnation. Jesus doesnít need to cast blame, because his blood covered and obliterated it all!

If we circle this issue of casting blame and examine our hearts closely, we must conclude that we do indeed NEED saving. We canít save ourselves from the wallow of sin that we have created; the wallow of sin that traps us. How is it that we can convince ourselves in the face of such compelling evidence that we donít need Christís intervention?

When I was a little girl, my brother and I would take our play shovels into the back yard. We had a plan to dig to China. When we began excavating, we were exuberant and excited! We would imagine, as we dug, what we would encounter along the way. Were there new and undiscovered types of animals down there? What would the Chinese think when our heads appeared through the hole like a prairie dog popping up out of itís burrow? Would we be able to find new friends and share our discoveries with them? Five or six spadefulls of soil later, we would begin to tire and start taking turns. The exuberance was fading into a steely determination. We had set out to dig to China and BY GUM, we were going to do it! Another round of poorly aimed digs into our hole and determination died. In its place was hopelessness. Digging to China was impossible! Ultimately, we would abandon our Ďtunnelí which was not even deep enough to plant a rosebush in, and shuffle back to the house feeling defeated, sweaty, and badly in need of a shower.

We laugh now at our silliness! Why would we think that digging through the earthís core was possible for two kids equipped with a plastic shovel? We do the same thing when we try to blame our way to salvation. Blame is our Fisher Price spade and we are out in the back yard exhausting ourselves over an impossible task. Is it wiser to continue pursuing the impossible when it is easier to accept salvation? I think the answer is clear, but I admit that my own sin nature urges me onward too. Thatís a sin I need to confess. Itís time for me to climb out of that ridiculous hole and go take a bath! Perhaps Iíll occasionally be tempted to give China another try, but it will be as impossible tomorrow as it is today.


If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

Read more articles by Deborah Rampona Oliver  or search for articles on the same topic or others.


Read More - Free Reprints, Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program. Christian writers can JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and help spread the Gospel.


The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.

Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed
Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 269 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date
Randy Foncree 11 Nov 2011
Interesting article. Ephesians 2:8-9 came to mind, "Not of works, lest anyone should boast." Salvation is a free gift, purchased by the blood of Christ. God bless you and thanks for sharing...Randy
Olawale Ogunsola  09 Nov 2011
It is forgiveness that we need if we can own up our faults.If blaming others did not help Adam & Eve in the garden of Eden,it will not help anyone now.




TRUST JESUS TODAY














Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com