I saw a bumper sticker the other day that made me laugh out loud. It said "Try Jesus! If you don't like him, the devil will always take you back." While that bumper sticker is funny, the truth isn't! The devil isn't just waiting to "take" us back, the devil is working all the time to try and get us! He wants nothing more than to steal us away from Jesus and harm us emotionally and physically, and rob us of our eternal life.
Then there is Jesus. He too is trying to get us back when we stray. The video below is a wonderful depiction of this.
For the first minute and 30 seconds, the girl experiences life with Jesus and all that he has to offer. But then sin steps in. First comes, lust, then greed, drunkenness and vanity. Finally depression steps in. Each separates her farther from Jesus. But he continues to intercede on her behalf the entire time. Finally, she runs to him. It isn't easy. She must fight against these sins. Finally, finally, Jesus steps in to separate her from her sin.
I encourage you to watch this video today. If you haven't seen it before, the intensity of it may very well bring tears to your eyes.
Don't let the devil separate you from God. Run as hard and fast as you can toward Jesus. He is there waiting for you, interceding for you, pulling for you, and ready to step in and save you from your sins. Don't wait. Run!
Isaiah 59:1, 2 -- Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you.
Romans 8:35,38-39 -- Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Zephaniah 3:17 -- The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save.