Enjoying the slippery slope.

With a title like that you would think this would be about sledding. It's not. We did take Isaac sledding for the first time a week ago. We had a great time until the last time down the hill. Isaac wrecked and planted his face into the snow. He wasn't happy.

My dad told me about a news story he saw last week in which there was a slippery road on a hill. At the bottom of the hill cars were just piling up one on top of the other. The exciting thing about this story is that there was a guy at the bottom of the hill recording it all on his camera. It made for good television.

It got me thinking. How often do we just stand at the bottom of the hill and watch lives crash when we could go to the top of the hill and warn them so they could avoid the mess in the first place. It's not our responsibility to prevent them from receiving harm, but it is our responsibility to warn them.

Ezekiel 33:1-9

"1 And the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 2 "Son of man, speak to the sons of your people and say to them, 'If I bring a sword upon a land, and the people of the land take one man from among them and make him their watchman, 3 and he sees the sword coming upon the land and blows on the trumpet and warns the people, 4 then he who hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, and a sword comes and takes him away, his blood will be on his {own} head. 5 'He heard the sound of the trumpet but did not take warning; his blood will be on himself. But had he taken warning, he would have delivered his life. 6 'But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet and the people are not warned, and a sword comes and takes a person from them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require from the watchman's hand.' 7 "Now as for you, son of man, I have appointed you a watchman for the house of Israel; so you will hear a message from My mouth and give them warning from Me. 8 "When I say to the wicked, 'O wicked man, you will surely die,' and you do not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require from your hand. 9 "But if you on your part warn a wicked man to turn from his way and he does not turn from his way, he will die in his iniquity, but you have delivered your life."

Watch out for potholes.