How much mental energy do you expend each day creating a conversation with some sort of social media vehicle? What about the time-toll that texting takes on us?
The world shouts, "What's on your mind?" "What's happening?" or "Respond to me immediately!" What about the angst you may feel as you wait for a mention, reply, post, etc.? What does that angst say about us?
Most of my digital discussions have no eternal substance, yet I continue to stare deeply into a screen, virtually ignoring the real world that is moving and living and breathing all around me.
The desire to be heard and "join the conversation" has muffled the blaring commands of God on us to listen and be still, to pray and hope, to minister to others by weeping with them and physically hearing, holding and helping them.
Now, I'm not saying there can't be digital conversations that carry eternal weight, but are we missing moments with those staring us in the face because we're staring at a phone or computer?
Like, when you see a flower or sunrise or rainbow, do you praise the living God who spoke those colors and petals and water droplets into being?
Or when someone around you is suffering or struggling, do you take the time to pray for that person?
Are you losing sight of and missing these sacred moments as the world rushes by?
Will you do whatever it takes to add to the already bloated virtual conversation happening all over the world, deferring conversation, sacred moments of teaching, hearing or simply being present with your spouse, friends and children? Is it worth the trade?
You will be given thousands of sacred moments today. Don't drown out the flesh and blood all around you to join a conversation with no eternal substance. Look into the eyes of your friends, spouse and children Be present with them.
Sacred moments are fleeting. Let's not miss them.