Before Covid19 we, as a people, were already disconnected from our humanity. We text and send emails, instead of holding face-to-face conversations where we can see expressions and feel the human touch. It still amazes me how two people can be standing right next to each other and prefer texting than talking.
Everything is so automated. We’ve become more like robots—abandoning the things which grant us our humanity such as a handshake, a hug, engaging in physical conversation and facing realities that have, somehow, become UFOs to us. Because we walk around in a bubble oblivious to the people and things around us. Preferring to chase Pokemans instead of chasing a personable conversation.
Some of us are so busy texting we walk off piers or crash our cars. Never just observant, but always preoccupied and in search of the next best thing. Trying to feed our mislabeled spiritual hunger with shadows of solutions that never satisfy our deficiencies. This hunger takes us further away from the framework of humanity and even sadder—further away from God. Perhaps the upside to Covid19 is it brought all these things back to our remembrance now that we no longer have the freedom to perform them.
As a child, one of my favorite past times was connect the dots. Whenever I would get a coloring book it had to have connect the dots puzzles. There would be a hint of what the picture was supposed to be and numbers so you connected the dots in the right order. You had to take your time because if you moved too fast you might miss an important number and had to erase and start over again. Heaven forbid if you did it in marker! But if you connected the dots in the right order you would see what the picture was. It would always be a joy to see the end result. I felt a sense of accomplishment. To a child that means a lot.
Right now we are the dots. Faith, worship and prayer are the hints. God’s scriptures are the numbers for connecting those dots, in the right order, when we take the time to study, meditate and apply His Word. Thus allowing us to reconnect to ourselves, our family and humanity in its truest form. But most of all reconnecting us to God; from whom we need instruction to help create His picture of humanity, as He first saw it when He said, “Let there be…”
We’ve made this thing all too complicated. And that’s why some of us have pages of dots that look more like abstracts of the true picture instead of the picture itself.
Are you connecting your dots in the right order? Are you happy with the results in your life? Do you have a sense of accomplishment? If not, like me, go back to basics. You will find your identity and humanity there; with a clearer vision of what your picture should be. If so, stay rooted and grounded in the things of God; never losing focus of that picture. So your vision remains clear and your path straight.
The unfolding of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple. (Psalm 119:130) Blessings and Peace.
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