You may have diabetes and not know it. And it’s best to know sooner than later.
Years ago, my wife was at a doctors office and in conversation, mentioned that she was "thirsty a lot."
The nurse…not the doctor…said in an off-hand way, "Have you ever been tested for diabetes?" That led
to the nurse taking blood a sample and sure enough, it was positive. There’s no telling how long my wife had this sugar
problem, or she could have kept it at a lower, much more convenient level. It has developed to a two types of insulin, with
blood readings three to five times a day.
There’s a saying in the Navy,
"A word to the wise is sufficient," so take some advice…have a nurse take a reading. Maybe just a pill a
day can control it.
Salvation is like that, and we should do all we can to avoid
bad consequences. We know that it’s much easier to get a young person to accept Christ than an older person. The young
have faith in you and believe more easily, while an old person who is set in his ways, may find all kinds of ways to argue,
even though he’s much closer to an end that will not give him a second chance.
finding the Lord at an early age can make a child much less likely to take the wrong road in other ways…less likely
to be influenced by a friend to take that first puff on a cigarette, or the first sip of alcohol. I can remember the one time
an older kid held out a cigarette and offered me to give it a try. It was easy to say, "no thanks." And I remember
hearing my parents talk about gambling, and decided in my own mind not to even play marbles "for keeps." (That meant
that if you knocked the other kid’s marble out of the ring with your taw, or shooter, you got to keep his marble). And
that developed into avoiding all types of gambling. What a blessing!
will lead you to such common sense! I pray for God to open the eyes of our government officials to a regard for God and Christ.
What a different world we would have, as other countries saw and decided to try it, too! Must we wait for Heaven?