After I dropped Christian off this morning at school, I was headed to work and got stopped by a traffic light. As I was waiting for the green light I looked over and noticed a man on a payphone. I also noticed that in all the cars around me, the people sitting in them were looking at him too. Now first of all, I didn't even know p[payphones still existed and second, why would you want to use one anyway.. germs and all. The man was probably in his mid to late 50's, and I assume was driving the truck parked next to the payphone, a city work truck. And I couldn't help but say to myself.. now he is driving a work truck so he has a job, why in the world does he not have a cell phone. But it didn't seen to bother him, as he talked and actually was leaning on the phone laughing. I drove on as the light turned green shaking my head in disbelief.
Then I got to work, and I was still thinking about that man. I mean I felt sorry for him. I had just had a conversation a week ago with Tony about the new iPhone 5 coming out and how I KNEW he was getting it even though he already have the iPhone 4 and how although I have a Droid X, I sure could "USE" a Droid 3... cause it's faster ya know.....
The world encourages us to be materialistic you know. You have to always have bigger, better and faster just to keep up with the times. And we don't even have to pay cash for them right then. We have credit cards and even buy now pay later. It's all so convenient. and never once do we stop to think about how much we don't really NEED all this stuff, how life can be so much simpler and how much debt we could not be dealing with if we had just been satisfied with what God provided for us.
"Don't be obsessed with getting more material things. Be relaxed with what you have. Since God assured us, "I'll never let you down, never walk off and leave you," we can boldly quote, God is there, ready to help; I'm fearless no matter what.Who or what can get to me." - Hebrews 13:5 (Message)
I have no clue if that man on that payphone had a cell phone or not, or even if he was a Christian but I am thinking that he may have the right idea. and the idea that Christians should have. Wanting to have nice things is okay, there is nothing wrong with it I don't think, but when it keeps you away from God, when you are so consumed with getting the latest and greatest and can't wait to show it off, it won't be long before we lose sight of God's word and then what kind of message is that going to send to the world around us.
I pray you are all having a blessed week! Please keep Ms Daniels in your prayers. Shauwan text me this morning and said her mom's count was really low and she is going to 4 treatments a day. Also for Ms Heath and her cancer treatments.
Until next time, Lord willing.... I Love you all