Like many of your countries, in Great Britain we are slowly coming out of lockdown. As we know that in itself can bring many new hazards. We can get too close to other people, we can forget to wear our masks or just keep it over our chin. Although we wash our hands frequently it is still possible to touch something that it contaminated.
The hazards in coming out lockdown can be like the hazards in life. Something can look pleasant and enticing but lead to a road of disaster. A friendship can prove to be unsuitable or a TV programme is not as healthy as it should be. The story of Christian in Pilgrim’s Progress, reflects our life. Like him we often stagger off the narrow path.
John Bode in his hymn ‘O Jesus I have promised to serve Thee to the end’ reminds us of this –
‘O let me feel Thee near me; the world is ever near,
I see the sights that dazzle, the tempting sounds I hear,
my foes are ever near me around me and within,
but Jesus draw Thou nearer and shield my soul from sin.’