You carefully curate the pictures you upload to social media. You want to look your best. Or perhaps you are someone who doesn’t want any pictures of you to be made public at all. (If you have kids, you may be posting pictures of them all the time!) But imagine if God had a smartphone. Is God sees me a good thing? What pictures of you would He save? Or post?
Have you said, “Doesn’t God want me to be happy?” In the forever sense, certainly He does. But what about all the little – or big – issues we face now? If God’s primary concern were our happiness, wouldn’t things be different? There must be something God wants more than your happiness.
Last Sunday millions of Christians around the world celebrated Easter differently. Many worshiped using online streaming services. Others met in parking lots or outdoors while socially distancing. The gospel was preached and heard. But this serious disruption in our lives affords an opportunity to re-evaluate what it really means to follow Jesus. What IS God’s desire for you in this pandemic?