Walking near a park area in the early morning hours, I noticed some trees—well, they used to be trees, or maybe they still were–but they hardly resembled trees anymore.
Having been absolutely overtaken by a growing vine, the trees were almost unrecognizable.
Instead, the tightly intertwining vines had taken over, creating a lush, green shroud.
The trunks and branches beneath this blanket are probably in danger of dying from the vines that hold them in bondage.
People are kind of like those trees.
Once sin came into the world, it brought death with it.
Sin and death have spread, covering humanity.
Jesus came to set us free from the bondage of sin that entangles us.
He died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sin.
Because of Him, those who believe are rescued from its heavy blanket of death, restored to new life, forever.
Sin came into the world through one person, and death came through sin. So death spread to everyone, because everyone sinned.