What Happens When We Disregard the Laws of the Universe

wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus.

A Deer Disregards Sir Isaac Newton

I was walking in my neighborhood the other morning and came across the skeletal remains of the deer in this photo. You know, if the deer was still alive, we might say to her, “Don’t cross that highway because you might get hit by a car.”

And the deer might reply (assuming of course, that the deer could understand English), “Don’t worry about it. I’ve got this. I escape cougars and coyotes all the time. These cars won’t be a problem.”

Then we might say, “Yes but a car traveling at 65 mph covers almost 100 feet per second. So if you’re twenty feet in front of a car you only have 0.2 seconds to get out of the way. And these cars, they weigh thousands of pounds. So taking into consideration Newton’s laws of physics…”

Then the deer might say, “Huh?”

Then we might say, “Look, just don’t cross, OK?”

Then, when the deer crosses anyway, with her dying breath she might say, “That wasn’t fair, if you were more compassionate and loving, you wouldn’t have let this happen… gasp.”

Then we might say, “It’s just physics. Sadly, the moment you ignored my warning, you never had a chance.”

A Man Disregards God

“Look,” God says to you and to me. “Don’t cross that line. Don’t cross over into sin because if you do, you shall surely die.”

And we say, “Don’t worry about it. I’ve got this. I once cheated on a chemistry exam and got a B–never got caught. And I once lied to save my skin. Do you see any skin missing from me today? See? It worked. Besides, we have the internet today. We can research anything. And the data says if I’m careful, I can sin without consequence.”

And God says, “OK but there’s a whole set of spiritual laws that you don’t understand. And one of those laws is the irresistible result of sin is death.”

Then all too often we say, “Huh?”

Next thing you know, we wind up like that deer.

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