Black Friday has long been a shopper’s dream, or nightmare, depending on who you are and whether or not you got that great deal. The media showed several clips of brawls and outright rage amongst shoppers this year. People were pounding each other in the face, pulling merchandise out of the hands of each other and screaming to the top of their lungs for the other person to let go of the items they both held and wanted.
As a senior citizen, I have never witnessed anything like this before.
The message this week was entitled, “Just Passing Through”. The text came from Hebrews 10: 13-16. We learned that we are not suppose to get too comfortable with this world because we are pilgrims, aliens and sojourners in the world. We are being prepared for heaven, our real home. We will take nothing with us. No one never has.
I wondered how many of those folks scrambling down on the floor were Christians. The store attendants could hardly get the doors open before the shoppers stampeded their way through, in search of that Must Have item? The truth is, we all probably have closets, garages and storage units full of things we haven’t used in years. Maybe some were purchased on Black Friday.
Why do we want all that we can get now and are afraid of what God has promised us in the future that we can’t see?
The bible says it is impossible to please God without faith. We know that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.
How much time are we spending in His word, as opposed to spending all those hours on our Smart Phones, Tablets and electronic devices?
I think back when people actually talked to each other. It was common to see people walking down the street involved in a conversation. Now, we see people with their Smart Phones, no one is speaking to one another.
I recently traveled on an airplane and most of the passengers never said a word to each other. They had computers, tablets and Smart Phones, but no conversation with other people on the flight.
It’s time to re-evaluate our priorities and stop letting these earthen treasures keep us from hearing God and interacting with each other.
It’s a challenge, but we can do it.
The world is lost without us.
I'm a young senior, recently married, after raising 5 kids. I'm a christian and love to capture videos and tell stories with the camcorder. I love to skate and sing. I love to learn new things. I also love to garden and plant new kinds of veggies. I find it fascinating that people can communicate through blogging the word of God.