Wednesday Whisper ~ Fall, Not a Season

I remember trying to land my bike after attempting my one and only jump on a neighbor kid’s homemade ramp. Instead I landed on my knees and still have the scars! Like a klutz, I have fallen off high heels, fallen into an accidental cartwheel while snowboarding, and fallen off the back of a moving pickup truck! Many have fallen for scams or experienced falling in and out of love. But all of us fall into temptation.

When we make those wrong choices, or sin, we need to acknowledge it, straighten things out with God and the one(s) we hurt, get help as needed, and then move on. Falling is expected but we are not expected to stay down or continue making that same stupid ‘fall.’ Let’s learn from our mistakes and do all we can not to repeat them. Falling is costly. It has consequences and leaves scars, but does not need to be permanent.

Romans 3:23 says, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” ~ (NIV) The Message Bible’s contemporary translation says, “Since we’ve compiled this long and sorry record as sinners…and proved that we are utterly incapable of living the glorious lives God wills for us, God did it for us. Out of sheer generosity he put us in right standing with himself. A pure gift. He got us out of the mess we’re in and restored us to where he always wanted us to be. And he did it by means of Jesus Christ.”

Wow! Jesus took the ‘fall’ for us, giving us the opportunity to stand in righteousness with Him!

About Arrow

Hi and welcome! My pen name is Arrow. The word “arrow” intrigues me because it has two meanings that describe my passions. One, it is an instrument used intentionally to reach a target, and two, it shows the way. As a believer and follower of Jesus Christ, my goals are to live for Him, lead others to Him, and glorify the Heavenly Father. I pray that the stories, poems, song lyrics, and devotional thoughts I share on this website will always be inspired by the Holy Spirit and aligned with the truths found in God’s Word. My hope is that the words may penetrate your heart and point the way to a closer relationship with the Savior. I look forward to sharing my journey with you. Experiencing what God has in store is bound to be exciting! May you be blessed! ~ Arrow
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