After reading this article, CNN.com - Killer apologizes for strangling child - Feb 14, 2006, I became a little overwhelmed with the result and impact our sins have on other people. We think that our sins only affect us. We think that somehow we are in a vacuum, but we are not. This article is an example of the most extreme kind, but is telling of how sin acts even on the smallest scale in our lives.
Here is a man that, if we believe his story, started using drugs early in life, and ran to them for comfort and escape when trouble came. On the day of his crime, he says he was so high he barely remembers it, and can remember thinking it was wrong but was unable to stop.
I don't even want to think about something like this as I have a little daughter.
But I also realize the power of sin in a person's life. Our sins affect everyone around us. When we fail to communicate properly and regularly with our spouse and it ends in divorce, what started small affects everyone. Little white lies become very big lies. The devastation of sin is unbelievable.