A Deceptively Deadly Cave 

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In Southern Mexico is the Cueva de Villa Luz (cave). As you walk toward the cave, the trail takes your through a paradise of lush rain forest. The cave is fed by 20 or more underground springs. The cave itself is home to spectacular rock formations and beautiful ponds. The environment is interesting and inviting.

Yet go into the cave without a gas mask and you’ll soon be dead. You see, the Cueva de Villa Luz is filled with poisonous gases.

Sin is just like that cave. Sin presents itself as something inviting, attractive, and fun. Yet, in reality, it is poisonous and toxic and deadly. “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23). 

The good news is, in Christ there is forgiveness! “In Him (Christ) we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace” (Ephesians 1:7). “In whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins” (Colossians 1:14). “In Christ all are made alive” (1 Corinthians 15:22). 

Larry Fitzgerald
Woodlawn church of Christ
Abilene, TX

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