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God of the 21st Century

“By him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible … all things have been created by him and for him.” – Colossians 1:16

On occasion, I think we peg God in the Middle Ages. He seems to fit well in Gothic cathedrals, surrounded by candlelight and worshiped with antiphonal choirs.

Or perhaps we place him back even farther: on the shores of Galilee, preaching from the boat and breaking bread in the upper room.

If we think that way too often, however, he can seem removed and distant from our 21st century life. He doesn’t seem to “fit” in a world of smartphones, nanotechnology, and the Internet. I mean, can you imagine Jesus texting the disciplines to meet him at the Mount of Olives?

It’s important to take the time to realize that God is just as much the God of the 21st century as he was of the 1st century. One way to help bridge that gap is to spend some time worshiping God by acknowledging how his creation – the physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, etc. – that he set up impacts us in our everyday lives. The technology of the 21st century comes as no surprise to him, my friends – God is the one who made it all possible!

So as you go through your daily life, consider:

--- God made instant communication possible. Praise him when you make your next phone call or send your next text message.

--- God made the information age possible. Praise him the next time you hit “Search” on Google.

--- God made cutting-edge medicine possible. Praise him the next time you open your medicine cabinet or visit your doctor.

--- God made high-speed travel possible. Praise him the next time you get in your car or board a plane.

--- God made modern conveniences possible. Praise him the next time you go to your fridge or use your microwave.

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