The word “media” comes from the word “medium” and refers to the way content is communicated. We live in a culture saturated and obsessed with electronic media – iphones, computers, TV’s, DVD’s, game consoles, tablets, etc.
These electronic gismos can be very helpful, but they can also be very dangerous. We can find ourselves spending hours of time each day, texting, posting, playing, shooting, editing, and buying instead of engaging with others and the world around us.
Here’s a hidden reality with much of our media obsession. It’s really selfish, self-centered entertainment. It’s often about making us happy, satisfying self. Is it really healthy to spend so many hours focused on self, locked into our little world, spending precious time to make ourselves happy day after day after day?
In Christ Jesus we have been blessed greatly. We have been blessed so we can be a blessing to others.
Media promises us happiness and bliss, but in the end it lies. We’re left empty and wanting.
True joy is found in a relationship not with a program but with a person – Jesus Christ. In time spent with him there is true joy.
Psalm 16:7-11 – I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. 8 I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. 9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, 10 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful one see decay. 11 You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
I hope you’ll join me this Sunday at 9:15 and 11 AM as we talk more about this.