Web of Sin

Ever wondered what a web looked like to an unsuspecting prey? Threads of fine silk delicately woven, running from one end to another, every intersection leading to a path that would tease the mind and tickle the imagination. At dawn, dewdrops hang like precious gems for any thirsty creature looking for a drink. At noon, the harsh sun seems to dance on its cords, bringing out its beauty as it shines forth upon it; and at night, the entangled but elegant maze seems to provide a shelter by creating shadows in the moonlit darkness. A delicate seemingly harmless thing that welcomes any creature looking for a place to rest, only ends up entrapping them in the very thing they were attracted to.

Spider

Something so eerie is a familiar sight to the human eye. If only we cared to dwell deeper into our reality. Thirsty souls find great satisfaction in amber filled, delicately crafted bottles resting on a bar shelf. Various pills, puffs and powders, though not so pleasing to the eye, lift up the weary to an ecstasy they never want to come down from. And what do we say about the lustful desires that entice lonely men and women alike? Such are the many shades of sin. Those seemingly innocent lies, that ‘justified‘ outburst of anger are what eventually trap us in the deadly web of sin. Our eyes are sometimes the first that get attracted to the fantasy of power and ‘everlasting‘ beauty. Little do we realise that what we feel is filling our inner void is slowly poisoning us.

But just as a hand can easily brush away a cobweb, so also can the hand of God wipe away our transgressions and set us free.

For the Lord says “I have swept away your transgressions like a cloud and your sins like mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you” (Isaiah 44:22).

Out of the abundance of His mercy, He sent His only Son into the world, to die for our sins so that we might be saved.

So why then are we still stuck in darkness? Why do the scars of our mistakes (or even our deliberate acts) still remain? Why is it that when we look at ourselves, we do not see someone who is a child of the supreme King? Every morning we wake up telling ourselves: today I will do better, today I will be joyful or today I will be free. But as night draws near, the haunting words grow louder and stronger: I am weak!, unworthy!, a disgrace!. I don’t deserve love or mercy, I am better forgotten. So much so that it’s so easy to just slide back into our worldly passions rather than asking our heavenly Father to help us.

But this seemingly endless and hopeless battle doesn’t end here. In fact, the battle we feel we are fighting alone has already been won for us by Jesus. Those scars of our past need not hurt any more.As prophet Isaiah writes

“But he was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; upon Him was the chastisement that made us whole, and by His stripes we are healed.”(Isaiah 53:5)

We who despair can now look up to heaven and sing with confidence,

“The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the Lord.” (Proverbs 21:31).

It’s all a matter of us being ready to come before Christ with our baggage, our fears and all our weaknesses, so that we can receive Him as He is, in all the fullness of His love, peace, purity and strength.
The promise has been made! The price has been paid!
“For the Son of man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45). All that’s left now is for us to allow the Holy One be our Sovereign King.

About Amulya Rodrigues

Amulya Rodrigues is a full time pastoral worker for Love Life and Family, Public Charitable Trust. Like a true Mangalorean she loves to eat pork. However her love for the Father God exceeds that. Known for her short and sweet nature, she enjoys finding silliness in the most dullest of places. Her academics has an equally interesting twist, having done her BA in English, Psychology, Criminology, she went on to do her masters in Multimedia and subsequently worked for Manipal Global before becoming a full timer. Her joy lies in knowing her Father God as you may catch her saying ‘I am my father’s daughter’ with a huge grin.

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17 Responses to Web of Sin

  1. Beautifully written Amulya. We are indeed blessed to have our loving Father ready to forgive us and accept us as His children. God bless u dear.

  2. Little do we realise that what we feel is filling our inner void is slowly poisoning us.

    But just as a hand can easily brush away a cobweb, so also can the hand of God wipe away our transgressions and set us free.

    I am really touched Amulya you’re a blessing for us God bless you and continue to uses more

  3. It is very interesting the way you described the web. Right from dawn, through the day, to dusk and into the darkness. Truly emphasizes the fact that sinful desires always come wrapped in a lovely cover that seems pleasing to the eye and gives us false hope that it will satisfy. Until the moment when you are too deep into the web and you are drowning with guilt.

    Thanks Amulya for this beautiful article. It’s really well written and shows us the truth about the way sin disguises itself. Praise God for you!

  4. Beautiful analogy Amulya! Your article did inspire me to ponder and reassess where I have let the “web of sin” dictate who I am as a person. When you are a little insect in that web, you think you are doomed for life, and indeed there is no hope. How comforting then, it is to realise that the web can just be brushed away by hand of God if we only let Him to!

  5. Beautifully written amulya. Precise on the details on how we get caught in the Web of lies, even though we know that the latter may be harmful we get lured to the wordly pleasures.

    The mighty one is the only one who can save us from all evil. God bless you.

  6. “…Return to me, for I have redeemed you” Is 44:22
    This is truly a beautiful and inspiring article. The analogy of the spider web is spot on. I’m richer for reading this. God Bless. Keep writing 🙂

  7. Hey beautiful article 🙂 Keep writing them. The fact that once we are saved called new born/new creation in Christ and the very same people keep sinning is that they do not know their identity in Christ. Do write on Romans 3 onwards on how we are the righteousness of God through Jesus Christ. Because thats a message that needs to be spoken about.
    Its God’s grace that changes everything. 🙂
    Hope to see more.
    Your an amazing child of Father God. Lots of love 🙂
    God bless you in Jesus name.

    • Thank you Ali. Would be interesting to know what has inspired you from Romans 3 onward. Feel free to send me a personal email 🙂 God bless you too