The events in our world put into the echo chamber of social media and very narrow “news” organizations on the right and left is only a deadly poison.
Paris bombings, Syrian refugees, racial tensions…
ALL things worthy of attention, but we are not giving them attention. We are just yelling.
This week may be one of my highest music listening weeks in quite some time. When I can’t even get a decent, straight up, “here are the facts as we know them right now” kind of story… I have to cut it all off in my head because all I’m doing is listening to yelling and no one caring about what is actually happening.
These are days I put headphones on and crank up my favorite music.
And I also dig deeper into the Word. NOT because I want to ignore these situations, but precisely because I care about these situations.
So my prayer for today comes from Psalms:
Psalm 86:11 (NIV)
11 Teach me your way, Lord,
that I may rely on your faithfulness;
give me an undivided heart,
that I may fear your name.