7/2/10

Moonshine Madness

There are places in Tennessee where, if you know the right person, you can still acquire a big ol' jar of corn liquor, known to most people as moonshine. Now these places usually involve back roads, car trunks and late night meetings.

One place you would NOT expect to be able to acquire this illegal brew is a major theme park. It's been a few years ago now, but that was exactly what happened at a park in the hills of TN. During a festival celebrating old time culture a still had been set up for "Educational" purposes. Only water was to be run through the machine to show tourists how it "used to be!" The gentleman they had running the display, well he thought he would make a bit of brew on the side. He was going along fairly well for awhile and then made the "mistake" of letting a few folks sample his wares.

That was when the ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) team rolled up and took him and parts of the still away.

"You have sinned against the Lord; and be sure your sin will find you out." Numbers 32:23

How often we try to hide our sins. Not many are brazen enough to conduct their sin in broad daylight for all to see. Oh some are, but most of us like to do our sinning in private.

The thing about sin is it has a way of bubbling to the surface like a festering wound. Eventually it's going to pop and the gunk will ooze out for all to see. Nasty description isn't it? Sin is just as nasty.

I have heard to many storied of people who feel sorry for their sin only AFTER they are caught. I was that way myself.

Proverbs 10:9 says, "Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out."

Are you walking securely or glancing over your shoulder hoping no one sees you sinning?
Do you have peace of mind or fear?
Do you act like a believer in private as well as public?

Only you know the answer to that. Well, you and God!

2 comments:

JC Dude said...

I have had a few "Moonshine Madness" moments in my life. I'm glad His love is greater than those moments. Thanks for sharing bro'

RDA said...

Thanks for being such an encourager man!