Distractions They’re All Around Us

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On the CTV News channel the announcer proclaimed it to be ” a big day for Canada today “. Can you believe that Monday October 19th is election day, Monday night football, the bluejays have their next World Series game and the revealing of the official trailer for the new Star Wars movie the Force Awakened happens all on the same day! Can you really believe it! Maybe we should play a little game I learned by watching Sesami Street. “One of these things is not like the others. One of these things just isn’t the same. One of these doesn’t belong here. Now its time to play our game, its time to play our game.” I wonder if you can guess which of these things doesn’t belong with the others. I don’t know why it grabbed my attention so forcefully today since it has been happening for a long time but it appears that entertainment is on the same level of importance as who will be the next leader of our country in the eyes of the news media or is it that as a people we fail to grasp the big picture because we are being distracted by insignificant details. Actually, if you look at it this way entertainment scored three out of four in terms of what makes it a ” big day for Canada today”. Please hear my heart friends. When it comes to the future of our country how will we be effected in any capacity by who wins the football or baseball games or by what Luke Skywalker faces in this new adventure. Conversely it is a certainty that we will be profoundly effected throughout all of Canada in regards to who is chosen to lead the nation. What disturbs me even more is that when it comes to who leads us as individuals it is just as easy to get distracted by entertainment or matters of feeling as it is for us to give our attention to sports and movies as opposed to crucial decisions that will effect the future of our country. Truly the minds and hearts of Canadians is where the battle for the future must be fought and won. No matter what choice you made at the voting stations today, when it comes to daily living choose Jesus Christ for Lord. Remember what matters.

Verse of the Day
“When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written: “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’”” — Matthew 2:4-6 Listen to chapter Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. Powered by BibleGateway.com.
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