Years ago when my wife and I were newly weds we would visit my mother-in-law quite frequently. One reason, she was a good cook and she usually had homemade bread or cinnamon roll, (my favorite) and we usually managed to arrive around mealtime. One thing I remember was that she had a grass burr problem in part of her yard. She would water the ground to make it soft and then go outside with a small stool to sit on and take a funny looking little rod with a small prong on the end and very carefully dig up each grass burr plant one by one. When she first started there were a lot of grass burrs but in several years there were almost none. My mother-in-law getting rid of those grass burrs reminds me of something in the Bible. A problem that we all face is sin, (Romans 3:23). It is not a matter of if, but what do we do about it. Many try to ignore or deny it, while others think it is no big deal, (1 John 1:8). If we have not accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior our sin condemns us to death or eternal separation from God, (Romans 6:23& 7:11). If we are Christians, sin hinders our fellowship with God, (Ephesians 4:30, 1 Thessalonians 5:19). The solution is to admit, acknowledge, confess our sin and disobedience to God and ask forgiveness, (1 John 1:9). See you in Church next Sunday.