Think a minute…Have you heard this expression, “It’s raining cats and dogs?” It was started in Europe in the 1500’s when many European houses had thatched roofs made from straw. At night time the animals would climb up on the roof to stay warm, including cats, dogs, and other small animals. But when it rained hard, the straw became slippery and sometimes the animals slipped and fell off the roof. So they started the saying, “It’s raining cats and dogs.”
It’s interesting how many of us go through life saying and doing things that often we don’t even know why we do them. Like superstitions which don’t make any sense, yet many of us still believe them. But as we grow and learn more about life, we slowly begin to understand and change some of our incorrect beliefs and thinking. We realize that some things we used to think and believe actually are not true, such as superstitions and racial prejudice.
It’s so important that we always keep learning, because our mind is a terrible thing to waste! Someone said: “You should always keep an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out!” In other words, we need to use our mind and conscience God gave us to sort through what’s true and what isn’t. We’re responsible to think and find out the truth for ourselves. That way we won’t let others rent space in our heads! As a professor of mine used to say: “If you don’t know for yourself, you’ll get hustled and fooled all your life.”
This is why Jesus Christ came: to explain and show us the true way we were made to enjoy the life He gave us. He didn’t create us to stumble through life in the dark, not knowing the right way to live a successful life. So why not ask Jesus Christ to forgive you for your past wrongs? Then ask Him to start showing you His way to true success and satisfaction. You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain. Just Think a Minute…