Recently, some 20,000 people were evacuated from an area of Cologne, Germany, while authorities removed a 1-ton bomb that had been discovered during construction work. The bomb was leftover from the bombing of Germany by the allies during WWII. Just a few years earlier another 20,000 people in Dortmund were cleared out while experts defused a 4,000-pound “blockbuster”— a bomb that could destroy most of a city block. And back in 2011, 45,000 people were forced to leave their homes—the largest evacuation in Germany since World War II—when a drought revealed a similar device lying on the bed of the Rhine in the middle of Koblenz.
It has been over 70 years since the bombing of Germany, yet every year more than 2,000 tons of unexploded munitions are uncovered on German soil. Before any construction project begins in Germany, the ground must be certified as cleared of unexploded ordnance.
This is the way sin is in a believer’s life. It can be relatively harmless for a long time, but until it is repented of, it is a potentially damaging explosion. — Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell
“Where WWII bombs still lie in wait.” The Week, February 12, 2016, p. 36-37
Galatians 6:7 (HCSB) Don’t be deceived: God is not mocked. For whatever a man sows he will also reap,