Tuesday, January 5, 2010
The last week of ’09 I came across an article on the CNN Webpage that was titled ’12 Things that will be obsolete in 2010.’ The list included the following items: Phone calls, dial up internet, newspaper classified ads, the yellow pages, catalogues, CDs, fax machines, telephone land lines, film, wires/cords, encyclopedias, and letters. I guess that means that cassette tapes and VCRs are still good to go. Maybe not.
The fact is our world is changing rapidly. It is extremely hard to keep up at times. The church must walk the fine line of keeping up with technologies and using them to their fullest potential while still realizing that the media is not the message. I’m so grateful to know that the message doesn’t change. It is hard enough for me to keep up with the changing media.
What hasn’t changed? The Kingdom of God is still achieved by the forgiveness of sin. Forgiveness of sin is still only possible through acceptance of the sacrificial gift of Christ on the Cross. God’s hand is still able to deliver and to heal. Jesus still baptizes people in the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is still empowering people for service. The voice of the archangel and the trumpet call of God are still going to call the church heavenward. Finally, Jesus is still planning on coming back!The delivery system may change, but the message remains the same