Put On Jesus and Wear Your Life Jacket!

Rick and I went on a float trip yesterday. It was suppose to be about 4 hours that turned into about an 8 1/2 hr float, but that's not what I'm writing about. Believe me, I could write something about that. Lol.

What I want to tell you about is my hesitance to put on a life jacket. Isn't that silly?

I'm not a real good swimmer, but I think I could hold my own. I'm definitely not fond of fishy, stinky, murky water, but I go because it's good bonding time between my husband and I, and I actually don't mind sitting there when there's a breeze.

Back to the life jacket. I hesitated to put one on yesterday. I had this cute little hat thing going on and my hair was actually looking descent. If I put on this big, orange, bulky thing, then number 1, it might mess up my look as it went over my head. (Shallow, I know.) Number 2, it would make me hot. Number 3, well, it's just not a great fashion statement. Number 4, no one else on the river was wearing them, and I'd probably look like a weirdo.

So why is that? Why do I give a list of excuses for something that could save my life? Why do I balk at an item that has the capability of giving me another day with my family and those I love? Why do I care more about my hair, the heat, the lack of style, and what others would think over safety?

Let's turn this into a spiritual thing. Why do some folks hesitate to "put on" Christ? Why do some offer a list of excuses of why they can't instead of just accepting the free, life-saving gift that He offers? Why do some care more about what the world thinks than what God thinks?

Well, just so you know, I did wear the life jacket for most of the journey. I really did get hot, so I took it off the last leg...we were on the river for 8 1/2 hours, you know. But, I was leaning on it the whole time in case of a quick grab need.

I guess it boils down to this...Jesus won't make you hot, but the devil will. Jesus saves, but the world can't help you. Why not go ahead and put Him on if you haven't already.