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Topic: Click (04/18/13)
TITLE: Caution to Us
By Deborah Sampson
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I am thinking about the world we live in now, and the fast pace we put ourselves through. With cameras everywhere now, we can find out much of what happened around our businesses, our homes or just about anywhere.
I am thinking about how many pictures were taken concerning the bombing that just happened. The explosion in a Texas town, the earthquakes, many videos were shown but also the still pictures were taken and used and make it clear that we live in a world of not much privacy. Do the crimes warrant this? It certainly makes one a believer that there is no doubt of being guilty or innocent. The loss of privacy is a major factor for a lot of well-known people.
What would it have been like if back in the day that Jesus walked the earth, if they could, would the reporters be clicking their pictures? Maybe it would be of Jesus feeding the multitudes and the huge amount of people there. I can almost hear Jesus say “Please step back so everyone that is hungry can come and eat.” Maybe it would be of the first miracle that He performed. Or the healings that He did. What about news of Lazarus being raised.
The pictures that would have been taken at His crucifixion would have made the front page, although gruesome, it would have shown how He was beaten and tortured and made to carry His cross. He hung there with nails in his hands and feet. How about His family having to watch this horrific scene and eventually his dying for our sins?
Would those pictures streaming in the media and among the people there and far away make a difference? Would they believe then that He was who He said He was? Would this satisfy the most doubting of them? Would they have doubts as people do today of the encounters of His life? Would it be enough proof?
And as the years ticked away and if the pictures could be saved what would we say if we could see the pictures of those events? Would viewing the accounts in those pictures make us a true believer? If a video was taken of this, and you could hear Jesus speak would we then believe?
Our minds are like cameras and as we read the Bible we do get these images in our minds, pictures of those events from the Old Testament to the New Testament. As we read, the Holy Spirit brings these images to our mind and they come alive as we read. Why? Because the Word of God is alive. In our mind the visions we receive are as if a clicking camera was going off, in our minds. That is how we know without a shadow of doubt that what we see and hear is indeed God’s truth.
Until the Lord comes again, what we will be seeing in the future one can only imagine. It remains to be seen, I only hope we do not have to see a lot more violence before He does come.
Whether it’s with our cameras or our inner cameras, I hope we do not have to hear the clicking of pictures of the utter devastation around the world before that day comes. Caution to us as we enter these latter days.
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