Recently, renewed concern inflamed over the thought that the very aggressive Asian Carp has made its way in to the Great Lakes. The biggest concern is that the carp might begin to unravel food chains that support the $7 Billion fishing industry and its surrounding ecosystems.
The danger of the Asian Carp is that it feeds on tiny, little animals and plants in the water. The fish consumes the base of the food chain, and when you put carp in the water in large quantities, the native fishes that require those plankton go hungry. Scientists are hopeful that they have discovered the problem early, but to really fix the problem they have to do two things: 1) acknowledge they have a problem & 2) deal with it.
As I thought about that article, the problem reminded me of the words of John when he said, “8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves…9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:8-9
In other words, being honest with God about our sin allows us to confess it and receive full forgiveness. However, if we deny that we have sin, we only deceive ourselves. Ignoring the problem only brings further problems; whereas, dealing with the problem brings progress.
Take it to God today; He can handle it.
John Mark Caton, Ph.D