I worked with a guy named Gene back in the late 1990’s. Gene was a likable guy who found humor in just about everything and had a good natured way of quipping about things. I had the TV on the other day on and was reminded of something he said:
One of Gene’s favorite things to remark on was the credit card industry. Given many, including me, have used credit to borrow, and for emergencies, but Gene used to remark with incredulity how, “…people pay companies to use their own money!” He just could not fathom it.
Well recently, I was listening to the TV blaring away, but I was not watching it as I had to go in the other room, and I heard something really gruesome going on. It was some kind of cop show I think, and I said to myself: we really pay Comcast big money each month to pipe this junk into our home?!
We enjoy our shows, and I’ve reviewed some fairly mild TV shows lately in my blog, but TV is such a distraction, along with computers, phones, and mobile devices. Sometimes I wish I could just turn it all off for a while.
When I was at camp growing up, there were no cell phones, no TV, no movies, and no computers. It was so refreshing up there in the redwood forest, under the stars, hearing the sounds of water rushing and crickets humming. Lots of human interaction, not human’s connecting with their devices.
One day, The Lord will come back and make all things new. There will be no grief, and no sorrow. All of the crooked ways will be made straight, and I’ll bet that people will not have to check their email to get through the day. What a great day that will be.
Revelation 21 (NASB)
The New Heaven and Earth
21 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. 2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them , 4 and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”