I just read the headline–“Jersey Village Sinks 2 Inches Per Year”. Since I live nearby, that got my attention. The article went on to say, “A sprawling area of Harris County is gradually subsiding, but the points in Jersey Village are sinking fastest. The area is roughly—18 miles by 18 miles”.
Being from Missouri, I’m very familiar with sink-holes, but an area this large is mind-boggling. I sure wouldn’t want to build a house in that area. That is sad news for a lot of people, but there is something that troubles me a lot more than that. This story is a fit illustration of what is happening in a lot of lives. They are going down, down, down.
I’ve often said that backsliding is more like a slow leak than a blow-out, and I believe that is true. It generally happens so slowly that people aren’t aware of the danger–until things come crashing down!
It is heart breaking to watch people get further and further away from God. You know it’s just a matter of time until they are swallowed up by the pit of their own making. I’ve seen it happen many times. I’ve watched as some of the most dedicated people I’ve ever known drifted away from God until they lost all.
Maybe this would be a good time for all of us to examine ourselves. It just might be that little by little your life has been going in a downward direction—your love has grown cold, your joy has faded, your peace has evaporated, your faith has shrunk, your duties are being neglected, etc. If that’s the case it’s time to turn things around and get back on solid ground in your relationship with God. Think about it.