One morning I was walking through our park just like I had done many times before. On this particular morning, I heard a rustling in the leaves above my head as I walked. After I passed by those trees I heard the sounds of black walnuts falling to the ground. A little later, I heard a very familiar sound above my head once again – this time however, it was an acorn falling to the ground. In addition to the noise that alerted me to the falling nuts and acorns, there is the visible evidence of the nuts and acorns. Anytime that you are under the canopy of trees, there are walnuts – some crushed – some not – and acorns. These are warning signs that there are falling nuts.
A year or two ago, Dale wrote a short post about a crazy warning that he found on a can of tuna. On the label it read “Warning: contains fish.” Talk about your crazy warnings – of course tuna contains fish. Here are a couple of crazy warning signs.
I was thinking in this day and age of funny and crazy warning signs, where were the signs to look for out for falling walnuts and acorns.
Sometimes we think about sin this way – we want warning signs for sin. Think about it – how easy would it be if life and sin has big red warning signs? We may not have big, red warning signs, but there warning signs if we keep our eyes open – just as it is up to me to keep my eyes and ears for falling nuts.