Reflections from the Heart of Allan Redenius
Normally we all think of rubber as being soft and pliable….maybe even a little spongy. So, it would make sense that, as a little boy growing up on the farm, thinking that the tires on the hayrack would be soft. How often did I stand there as Dad slowly drove by with the tractor and wondered to myself, “If I quickly put my foot under the tire of the hayrack he was pulling, I could easily test out my theory.” Now in my older years, I realize the flaw in my theory.
Often it was my job to throw hay bales down from the hay-mow. Just like thinking rubber tires over my foot wouldn’t hurt, so I thought jumping twenty feet onto the hay wouldn’t hurt either—more flawed thinking!
Fortunately, I didn’t put my foot under the rubber tire nor did I jump from the hay-mow. Oh yes, there was plenty of other stupid stuff I did as a youth. But, by God’s grace, I survived my own thoughts! J
Today, I know that even a lot of adults use flawed thinking. Esau gave away his inheritance to Jacob for a bowl of soup. He said he was “starving.” He used flawed thinking because he was only hungry, not starving.
Flawed thinking leads people to reject Christ. Put on your straight thinking hat and accept Jesus’ invitation to come to Him today. I need to tell you something. Tomorrow may never come…..
Love you all,
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Allan Redenius is the Pastor of First Covenant Church in Fort Dodge, Iowa. This blog reflects his love for Our Lord Jesus Christ, his whimsical sense of humor and his approach to life.