Posted by Gary on March 15, 2008
1 Peter 1:13 "Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. "
Sitting at the dinner table tonight and listening to my children talk the realization hits me that they spend much of their day in a world that is not real. Movies and video games take our children into a form of existence that is not real and it effects them profoundly. I am not speaking about imagination which can be a wonderful thing, I am talking about the inability to see and live in life as it is because of endless hours of entertainment and escape.
Later I am in another room and I can hear them talking with their grandfather who is here visiting about the military and war. I hear their statements based on video games and then hear their grandfather warning them that war is not like video games. After they go to bed I hear his comment of concern about the detachment from reality.
This generation is guilty of many things not the least of which is allowing and even encouraging our children to spend hours each day in false worlds filled with silliness, mindlessness, false portrayals of life and Godless philosophy. The truth is that this happens in the main because we are too lazy to be what parents are supposed to be, Godly and involved.
We are often asked if we know where our children are to remind us of their physical safety. Do we know where they are in terms of reality? Are we fostering a Godly mind in our children? Have we forgotten the Bible’s command to be sober minded? Have you taken a look around you lately at those 30 and under? If you pay attention, the scene is frightening.
How we need God’s help to be parents.
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