This is from Shaun Groves blog. He is a talented musician and a blogger for Compassion International. When he’s not blogging for Compassion he has his other originals. They’re really worth the read. Here is a great example:
God dug ten holes and called them Law.
God’s people were warned not to step in the holes so no one would get hurt. Or stuck.
One day well-meaning religious leaders, who loved God and His people deeply, decided to lay cones around the holes. With cones in place, no one would ever get too close and accidentally slip in.
God’s Law said, “Keep the Sabbath day holy; don’t work; rest.”
A leader scribbled his circle of cones around it: “Do not break a sweat on the Sabbath,” he wrote and “Don’t carry a needle in your clothes while walking or it could move around and accidentally sew.”
Then another religious leader declared another ring of cones to keep people from bumping into the first circle of cones: “Don’t light a fire on the Sabbath,” he said and “Don’t take more than x number of steps on the Sabbath.”
For the protection of God’s people and out of love for God, they went on and on like this for generations.
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