Smog and Pollution

Severe smog and air pollution in Beijing

For years Beijing has been dealing with massive amounts of smog.  Last year, the air was so bad that 700 flights were cancelled.  At times, the pollution levels have been so high people have reported respiratory problems and school children have not been allowed to play outside.  Sometimes major companies like the Beijing Hyundai Motor Company and many construction companies have halted construction to help bring the smog levels down.  There have even been days where the air is so polluted that one can barely see the sun (CNN).

Cities and towns aren’t the only places that become polluted.  Sometimes our lives can get polluted.  When we fall into temptation and sin, our lives start getting smoggy.  The more corruption we allow, the more spiritually polluted we become.  As the spiritual smog increases, it becomes more and more difficult to keep our eyes on the Lord.  If the spiritual pollution is not cleansed away, soon we will not even be able to see the Son.

So, what can we do about this?  1 John 1:7 provides the answer: “But if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.

Instead of walking in spiritual smog, let’s walk where we can clearly see the Light.  When we do so, Jesus the Son will cleanse all of the spiritual pollution away.  Best of all, when living a life in the Light, we can breath easy.

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