Even Christians, after our hearts and minds have been regenerated by Christ, can be distracted constantly by the entertainments of the world, most of which are rife with lies, mirages and selfish indulgence. So what’s the right prescription? One answer is to cut out from our lives the things that so easily entangle us.
A year ago this month, a pediatric neurologist told me our 5-year-old son had epilepsy—and would live with it the rest of his life.
I walked out of the doctor’s office dazed and depressed. But it was, I see now, the best thing that could have happened.
Today my son’s brain, helped by medicine but even more by diet changes, is no longer interrupted by bursts of electrical energy. He sleeps better. He colors and plays Legos for hours instead of a few minutes. He now listens to books eagerly, not reluctantly.
Two months ago, as I was reading him a kids’ book about the names of God, my son asked some questions that ultimately led him to pray with me to accept Jesus as his savior.
What Jesus has done in my son’s mind, He can do for all His people. We all suffer from the disease of sin—and a coping mechanism called self-delusion, which keeps the reality of our disease hidden from us. Yet Jesus can free us from it.