In the Box
Like many employees at PMC I am participating in the HMR weight loss program. Everyone in the program knows what it means to be "in the box" or "out of the box." To be "in the box," you are in compliance and eat only meals that are HMR approved. "We have all sinned and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 1:3). The term sin means to miss the target or the goal God has set for us. In our weekly meetings, we are held accountable and must confess if we have been "out of the box." If we stumble, we are encouraged to promptly get back "in the box."
In the Christian life, we sometimes stumble and are out of the "spiritual box." We are not perfect. "If we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins"( 1 John 1:9). That puts us back "in the box," in a right relationship with God. Are you "in the box?"
~ PMC Chaplain Larry Penix may be reached at 606-218-3969.