Friday, January 1, 2016

Saucer Sleds and Jesus



As I was watching my wife come down the sledding hill on a speeding saucer sled with my 3 year old daughter at the time, it reminded me of how we protect our children! I watched (through the eyepiece of my camera while secretly chuckling) as they slowly disappeared behind the cloud of snow being thrown up by her boots dragging on the ground! While all were fine, minus a bit of whitewashed faces, it reminded me of this passage I read this morning.
Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers. (1 Timothy 4:16 ESV)
What we speak has the power to influence others.

While above I speak of saving through physical protection, it reminded me of how we can save through other forms of protection. How our actions are not only meant to protect ourselves, but those around us.

As Christians, are we keeping a close watch on ourselves and our teachings? Do we realize by the life we lead, the words we speak, and the ideas we teach - we have been given the responsibility to bring others to the knowledge of Christ?

May we, with a good conscience, begin the new year well.

Blessings friends ...

His,
~Matthew

2 comments:

Becky said...

Hey Matt, are you still around, haven't seen a blog in months and your email apparently doesn't exist anymore. Hope you and your family are doing well. Blessings, Becky

Matthew Gasperoni said...

Doing well, busy, but well - thanks for asking!

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