What is slimy and black and sucks the life out of you?

“What is it???  Get it off of Me!!!”

It was horrible, slimy, squiggly and jet black. 

It was a leech and it was attached to my daughter’s stomach half way through our Easter Monday bushwalk. 

This was the first time that she had ever encountered a leech and to say she was not impressed at all, would be a huge understatement. 

The leech had begun to do what leeches do best: After catching hold of her clothes as she walked by it had crawled inside and firmly attached itself;  it released its anaesthetic (so she wouldn’t know it was there) and it was getting ready to suck her blood until it was so full it would fall off.   After this it would have sat and digested its ill gotten gains and then it would begin the process once more!    

But I had an antidote! 

 I took a small amount of Bushman’s industrial strength insect repellent and touched it near the leech’s mouth and to everyone’s surprise it just dropped off.  The response was instantaneous and the problem was solved.  

Jesus spoke of a ‘leech like’ thief who comes against each one of us.  He seeks to “steal, kill and destroy” all good things and basically do what leeches do – suck the life out of you!

Jesus said “But I have come that you might have life and have it more abundantly!”  (John 10:10)

Jesus is the ultimate and instantaneous antidote to all the needs within your life.  

Don’t wait until all the ‘life’ has been ‘sucked out’ before you ask for His help!

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