This afternoon I saw an ad online about 365 things a person should do in Salt Lake before they die. There are a lot of them that I see, and honestly most of them really don’t look like any part of Utah that I have seen. But there was one specifically which caught my attention as it seemed problematic. It was what looked like a person running in a giant hamster ball on water, similar to the one pictured on the right. I had two questions enter my mind, when I saw it. One, is if the ball has holes in it, how do they keep the water out? The second was if there are no holes, how does the person breathe? I thought of these because if water can get in, I can see it filling up very quickly and drowning of the person in it. And if there are no holes, it seems the person would run out of air very quickly, and they would suffocate. I have not taken the time to research it for myself, so maybe there is some clever design to it that I do not know.
I will admit that running around in a giant hamster ball does seem like fun. I am not really sure what I would do in one, but I think it would be fun for at least a little bit. However, even with the fun I think it might be, I really don’t like the idea of, one, being trapped, two, drowning, and three, suffocating. I can leave the scurrying to the hamsters; I can just keep them away from any water. And now, as I look at it more, it seems those giant balls are a perfect analogy for sin in our lives.