Jesus Cures All – Daily Message
October 22, 2020
Don’t Be a Sisy(phus)…
In Greek Mythology, Sisyphus was the king of Corinth and a generally sorry guy. Famous not for his leadership but for his deceitfulness and trickery.
He avoided the consequences of his misdeeds by twice cheating death, but King Zeus eventually caught up with him and took him to Hades to be punished.
Sisyphus was sentenced to rolling an enormous boulder up and over a steep hill (at which point I assume he could rest and do whatever you do in Hades), but just as he was about to get it over the crest of the hill, his strength failed and the boulder rolled back down to the bottom.
He tried again, but the same thing happened… over and over and over. And this goes on for eternity: push the boulder, get within inches of success, fail, start over. It’s hard to think of a more terrible punishment.
If you’re feeling a little sorry for Sisyphus, you might also be a sorry, deceitful person. But the more likely explanation for that twinge of sympathy is that you are living your own version of Sisyphus’s Hades in your life.
You keep pushing the same working habits, the same financial plan, the same bad parenting, the same poor marital relationship, the same I don’t need God thinking up the hill, but you never quite reach the goal. You don’t just get stuck; you lose all progress and when you try again, you’re right back at square one. It’s frustrating, exhausting, and a waste of energy.
If that describes you, the first thing you need to do is find God.
Repent for trying to live this life without Him, give all your boulders to Him, then trust and have faith that God will turn you from a Sisyphus stuck in Hades to a redeemed child of God, now prepared to live a full and rich life here on earth and be saved for all eternity.
Some credits to Brett Stewart
One More Thought
Albert Einstein once said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” It is also an exercise in futility.
We fail because we lack the personal strength to get the boulder over the hill. We need help.
So, if your life is a living “Hades” then what could it hurt to ask God for that help?
I did, and I no longer live the life of a Sisy(phus)!
Father, I pray that all of Your lost children find their way home to You. I pray that they then seek Your help in all aspects of their life and by doing so, reap the rewards of eternal life. In the mighty name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.
© Credits: Alan Dupuis – with All the Glory to God