A recent cold spell in southern Florida prompted the National Weather Service in Miami to issue a “falling iguana alert”. I did a double-take when I read that, because this is something that I had never heard of. Apparently a “falling iguana alert” is nothing new for south Florida. The weather service explained, “Iguanas are cold blooded. They slow down or become immobile when temps drop into the 40s. They may fall from trees, but they are not dead.” This is good information to have for your next trip to Miami in the winter!
Unlike iguanas, we Christians have the ability to control our temperature, spiritually, at least. We need to maintain a warm love for God and people, or, like the poor iguana, we might suffer a painful fall! We must heed the warning of Jesus in Matthew 24:12-13– “Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.”