Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Adding to the Noise

There is a song by Switchfoot called, "Adding to the Noise." Essentially, the premise is if what they are saying is meaningless or doesn’t profit anything to the listener, don’t listen. They comment on the fast pace of our culture and they don't want to be just adding to that. I will be honest, I have not completely bought into the social media thing. I am not condemning those who have, but I guess its just not for me. However, a blog used to BE social media a few years back. Ah, the good old days! Think about it though, anyone can have a blog. You don’t actually have to have anything worthwhile to say. I am sure that the Internet is filled with stuff that we really just don’t need or care to know about. However, our culture has shifted in a way that Susie is posting on her (Insert Social Media vehicle) page that she is feeling (Insert emotion) today because her job is stressing her out today. People are actually spending time to post this stuff on the Internet! What separates this blog from that? Why should you really give a rip about what I have to say? If you have read this far, something has held your attention.

The point is, if I don’t have anything worthwhile to say, why bother? I have thought long and hard about the purpose and the eternal value of this blog. That’s a good thing to measure things up to…does it have eternal value?

Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth—to every nation, tribe, language and people. He said in a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.” – Revelation 14:6-7

Jesus Christ is eternal and the good news, the Gospel that He has made possible is eternal and has eternal benefits. Should not someone who is eternal and who provides people with the prospect of spending eternity with Him receive glory?

“It will take an eternity to exhaust the glory of Jesus Christ.” – John Piper

I hope if I have something to say on this blog that it has eternal value to you. Not because my words are of any worth, but the Word, namely Jesus Christ, is of of absolute worth. If I can even hope to dimly reflect some of His glory in this blog via His Word or via experiences with Him, I am content with the purpose of this blog.

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