Strange But True

Today’s devotional was written by my son, Clark Wrather, who is the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Broken Bow, Oklahoma.

…everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins through His name. – Acts 10:43.

I just love weird and strange pieces of information. Why? I really have no idea. I guess I find them interesting because I’m a little weird myself. Here are a few of the weirdest facts that I find interesting:

*Marilyn Monroe had six toes on each of her feet.
*A duck’s quack does not echo and no one knows why.
*The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.
*In Cleveland, Ohio it is illegal to catch mice without a hunting license.
*Pound for pound, hamburgers cost more than new cars.
*The Bible has been translated in Klingon.
*Elephants can’t jump, but every other mammal can.
*Reno, Nevada is west of Los Angeles, California.
*The world’s termites outweigh the world’s human’s 10 to 1.
*The sentence, the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog,” uses every letter in the alphabet.

How long do you think a person’s eyes are closed on average during a day from blinking? If you put together the span of time of all those blinks, how long would your eyes be shut during a day? This is one of those weird facts that is amazing to me. Do you think it might be a minute? Could the total be five minutes? What about fifteen? All of these numbers are way too small. An average person’s eyes are closed for about thirty minutes during a day from blinking – that’s weird…

Isn’t it strange that all those short blinks add up to a whopping thirty minutes?? There is something else that seems small, but when added together, creates something whopping. It is sin. Our sins seem small, but they add up to make something huge. Just think about it. How many sins have you committed in your life? Let’s say that you are a real saint and only commit one sin a day. I’m sure I have more than that, but we are talking about you, not me. If you just sin once a day, that makes seven sins a week. This is 365 sins a year. If you live to be sixty and minus five years for the age of accountability, your sins would be a stunning 20,075. This is your total if you only sin once a day.

Our sins are serious, because when you add all of them up they form a stunning pattern of rebellion against the Creator of the universe. Thank God for the forgiveness of sins that comes when a person believes in Jesus Christ!!

“…everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins through His name(Acts 10:43).”

(It is strange but true that God through Jesus Christ is willing to forgive your sins.)

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