We made it through 31 days! So I’m going to let the WORD have the final word on our meditations on digital media.
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.
3 Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good. Genesis 1.1-4
For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. (2 Corinthians 4:6)
More than anything, I long for Jesus to be seen – even right here, in our digital words, our posts, our interactions. To see HIS light shine out of the dark corners of digital, and find us where we are: how amazing! When we’re seeking connection, and seeking to fill our empty hearts with something, or SomeOne of substance, he meets us in the most unexpected places.
Our love for him is still incomplete. Still just a shadow… a mere reflection. Nevertheless there’s a REAL encounter in the presence of Love awaiting us… REALer than anything we’ve ever known!
But love will last forever! 9 Now our knowledge is partial and incomplete, and even the gift of prophecy reveals only part of the whole picture! 10 But when the time of perfection comes, these partial things will become useless. 11 When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. 12 Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.
13 Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13.8-12)