Zoom Out

For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passion 2 Timothy 4:3

I got a text the other day.  It read, “little bird taking a dust bath.”  Attached was a video.  I hit play and the sounds of cheerful bird song and passing cars filled the room.  However, I did not see the little bird, in fact I saw nothing but a patch of grass.  Puzzled, I stopped the video and tapped it again and it filled the phone’s screen.  I selected the play icon and again the sound of birds and cars.  Yet, this time in the upper corner, I saw movement.  Zooming out, I saw the little bird in the upper right corner.  He was happily rolling in the dust.  I had to laugh, he looked as if he was having the time of his life. 

If I had not zoomed out, I would have missed the bird completely and thought my friend a little daft.  I cannot help but wonder how much we miss because we do not take time to look at the whole picture?

It is hard to look past what is going on in our little bubble.  We have bills, work, family, and relationships that take up much of our time and keep us distracted.  Unfortunately, allowing ourselves to become distracted and focused on our private bubbles, we miss out on important issues.  Things are changing quickly in the world around us and not all these changes are good.  We as Christians and Americans need to be paying attention.  We need to be voting, educating ourselves about the current issues in the news not just here in America but all around the world.  Most importantly, we need to use our voices and refuse to be silent. 

Zoom out and look at the bigger picture.  Our freedoms are in jeopardy and there are those that are actively working against us.  We must stand up, use our voices, and our votes. Most importantly, now more than ever in our lifetimes, we must be bold and fearlessly share Jesus.  Christian values and teachings are under attack.  Many of our Christians and churches are buckling to society’s demand of a softer, tolerant, and an inclusive approach. Now is not the time to be diluting the Word and Promises of God.

Typist for Jesus    

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