We live in an electronic age. People spend more time watching TV and movies, viewing websites, shopping online, text messaging on cell phones, and reading e-books. Reports suggest that the average teen spends eight hours each day on cellphone social media. While all these are great conveniences, the e-world produces a self-absorbed society.
Ask any online game player and that person will tell you they’re captivated and can’t quit playing, even if they’re losing. Ask that same person if they believe in God. A common reaction is that they can’t trust someone or something they can’t see.
That isn’t new. Saint John tells the story of Thomas, one of the twelve, who had not seen the resurrected Christ, so he didn’t believe the other disciples who saw Him.
Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” (John 20:29, Holy Bible, New King James)
Jesus assured Thomas by letting him touch the wounds. In our modern day, Jesus touches our hearts.
Prayer: Lord, help me lay aside the social media world for time to be touched by You every day. Amen.
Devotion by Violet Carr Moore