Sunday – 30th March 2014

Words by our Priest-in-Charge:

Priest-in Charge

Changes, are we ready for them?

“This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil” Hebrews 6:19

I wonder how many of us remember those days before mobile phones and internet were invented and made available to us. Communication was mainly through mail, conventional telephones, faxes (or facsimile transmission) and, simply face to face. With the technological advances, we communicate more easily and much faster. Internet and mobile phones have drastically changed our lives so much and the way we communicate. Recently a general survey was done among teenagers and it was discovered that the social skills of our young people has dropped significantly.

While technology makes our lives more comfortable, it also redefines the way we relate to one another. As it were, our “environment” has been changed. There is so much information in graphic or written forms are easily accessible to many of us. With the influx of information coming to us, it gives us much less time to process what we are being bombarded with. I believe in such environment, the values we hold (or those we lack) will be put to the test. A shaking, to some extent. For instance, a spontaneous expression, at a spur of the moment, a thought which springs up, posted on social media, may immediately be accessed by many people across the globe and may affect many lives. Imagine that if we were to write that thought down on a letter, allowing ourselves time to process, it may come across very differently in the end, I believe.

We are all at one point or another at the receiving end of this change brought about by the inundation of information, either factual or merely an opinion, or subjective interpretation of facts. How does that affect us? Does it shake our godly values? Does it stir up the unhealed part in us? Do we react, or would we have time to process and respond in a godly manner? In the midst of a rapidly moving and changing world, we need to hold on to something which is sure and steadfast. We need to fix our eyes on Jesus. We need to ask Him, perhaps more frequent than ever, “What must I do?” “How do I respond?”. In this time and age, we need more than wisdom for living. We need Wisdom in us. We need to hold on to the Jesus who is the same yesterday, today and forever, who will never leave us nor forsake us!