In June, 1987, Londoners held their breath. While working on a building site, a construction foreman thought his workers had hit a cast iron pipe while using a piledriver.
After picking it up and then dropping the huge object, they realized the pipe looked like a bomb. It was-- a 2,200 pound, World War II bomb, one of the largest the Germans dropped during the Blitz, which killed more than 15,000 Londoners. After evacuating the area, a 10-man bomb disposal unit worked 18 hours before de-activating the seven-foot device.
Unconfessed sin, like an unexploded bomb, can rest in the heart of an individual or in a church. Unless it's de-activated by forgiveness, it can detonate and cause great damage.
James advises, "Make this your common practice: confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed" (James 5:16 The Message).
Take time today to defuse any undetonated sinfulness in your life. It's for your benefit and health.