House of Prayer and Celebration

Mid-Willamette Valley Prayer Group (HOPC)

October 30, 2013 10:15 PM
by Roger

Thursday AM Prayer Focus - a real life

October 30, 2013 10:15 PM by Roger

I suppose all of us have always had a yearning at times to escape reality.  That is not a new modern trouble with our culture.    It's just that we have gotten to be so good at it.

 

Consider mood altering drugs and alcohol.  We can change the way we feel about almost anything or anyone with chemicals.

Consider plastic surgery.  We can alter our appearance to the point of no recognition.   If I were wanting a daughter to look like my beautiful wife, wouldn't it be good to know that the appearance of my wife was a true representation of her family's genetic pool?

Consider the wonders of our electronic communications.   I don't have to interact with a checker at the grocery store.  I don't have to have a personal phone conversation.   I don't even have to go outside, if I don't want to.  I can recreate an electronic fireplace scene,  an electronic aquarium,  I can take virtual tours of buildings and cities.   I can drive down the streets  of Queens, NY looking at all the storefronts and apartment buildings, without ever leaving Albany, OR.

 

Of course every grade school boy and girl knows that zombies and vampires are real

 

Maybe we have lost a bit of reality.  Could we ask God to keep us connected to those parts of life that are real, even if they hurt, or frighten, or frustrate us.