Blocking Tree (2)

Yesterday I told you about a spruce tree that blocked a sidewalk. When that tree was first planted, it did not block the way. But as it grew, it covered more and more of the sidewalk. Soon the tree completely blocked the sidewalk.
Sin in our lives is like that tree. At first we may think that we are only sinning a little. But if we continue to sin, the sin grows and grows. When we first sin, we may feel sorry about our sins. But if we continue to sin, we may forget about Jesus. Then we put a barrier between us and Jesus.
1 John 3:6 tells us that people who are in Christ should not continue to sin. ?So the person who lives in Christ does not continue to sin.? Sin blocks our way to Jesus. But there is good news. God will forgive our sins if we confess (admit) them and ask for forgiveness. 1 John 1:9a says, ?But if we confess (admit) our sins, then God will forgive our sins. We can trust God to do this.?
Don?t let your sins block your way to Jesus. Trust Him to forgive your sins today.