Friday, September 25, 2015

We are the Jetsons

Growing up as a child in the 1960's, one of the most popular saturday morning T.V. shows was a cartoon called ,The Jetsons. It was the comical adventures of George Jetson and his family. I can still remember the words and melody to the opening song, ( matter of fact I'm hearing it as I type..."his boy Elroy..daughter Judy..Jane his wife" ) The Jetsons lived in the future. They lived surrounded by flying cars, talking computers, video phones, giant screen t.v., servant robots, floating cities, casual vacations on the moon. To the kids of my generation we sat amazed and entertained from start to finish. We could not wait for some of those fantastic futuristic gadgets to become a reality.  Well guess what folks!, the future is now.
At this very moment I am sitting comfortably in an airliner at thirty thousand feet, floating along in the clouds. Here I relax, typing to you on my futuristic Ipad computer, sipping my ice cold soft drink. My West Coast destination that once took the early pioneers an entire year by wagon train to reach, I speedily will arrive to in a little over four hours. And if I need directions when I arrive, I'll just ask my talking robot servant, Siri, for assistance. Wow! I am George Jetson. And so are you.
The future has arrived. The future really is now. My wife asked me if I had brought along a book for the flight. My response was, "No. I have an entire Library of reading material on my electronic tablet.
Think about it, a library at our fingertips, (one of my apps has 20+ different versions of the Bible and commentaries). We have programs that we can have dozens of lanuages translated instantly for us. We can through Skype or Facetime, carry on face to face conversations to any point on the planet, in real time. They may not have invented the flying car yet, but I'm flying at five hundred miles an hour  right now.
So what is my point.
My point is this. What are we doing for the Lord with all these amazing breakthroughs? Are we reading and studying his Word more? Do we look for new and creative ways to use this technology to reach out to a lost world more effectively. If we can reach the ends of the earth quicker, and in some mediums instantly, are we open to the stirring of a misson call from God?
I can't help but think of this verse of Scripture, ' to him who has been given much, much is required. '

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