It was the first time I had ever seen any message quite like it on a vehicle.
As I was driving down the multi-lane highway, I noticed a pickup truck as it passed me to the right.
The rear window of the cab had a message in large letters that took up most of the glass.
It read, “If you’re not committing a sin, then you’re not having fun!”
As I ponder this statement, several emotions come into play.
I am saddened for this person, as I know they are flaunting the seriousness and danger of sin.
I am affirmed in my own faith, as I am reminded that this statement is simply not true.
If I am enjoying a dinner out with my spouse, I am having fun.
Bouncing my toddler child years ago on my knee was certainly a lot of fun.
Going into a pet store and holding a very tiny puppy with that same child years later was a fun experience–one that I will always remember.
Going to the beach.
Going to the mountains.
Laughing until we cry at the dinner table because of something silly we are talking about—that’s fun, too.
So far, I am not seeing the necessity of sin in any of these situations.
Satan would like us to believe that God wants to keep the “good” things–the “fun” things–away from us while he offers us those things freely.
Of course, this is not the truth.
Those things that would bring us the most happiness and joy–those are the things in life God offers to us.
It doesn’t mean that there will be an absence of trouble.
We live in a fallen and sinful world.
Still, the thrill of what sin offers is short-lived and what we are left with is the consequences.
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.