Sugar Coating

“There we go,” said mum, “that’ll make you feel better!”

It worked every time. I had a headache and she would take a Panadol and crush it between two teaspoons while adding a nice dob of honey. One day I tried to take that Panadol without the honey. I just couldn’t believe how bitter it was.

There are times in life when things seem to make us ill. Not just physically or psychologically but spiritually as well. These are the times when we have to take our medicine to get better. Often it takes as strong word from someone who loves us for the healing to happen. They can sugar coat it but, at the end of the day, it can often be a bitter pill that we are being ask to swallow.

Jude, the brother of Jesus, knew that in many of the local churches, believers had been swallowing large chunks of false teaching from a group who thought of themselves as ‘super-apostles’. He writes a very
strong letter to point out the error of their ways and the need to correct that position (Jude 3-23). While what he says may seem like a bitter pill, he opens and closes his letter with a sweet reminder of the
goodness of God, and of the wonderful inheritance that awaits them in Christ (Jude 1-2; 24-25).

from Frank Eames