Why you should have a problem with your BIG TV
Jumbo TVs are an EXPERIENCE these days. When at a churchgoer’s house this past football season, I am fairly certain if I actually came up right beside the wall-mounted, mini movie screen-sized unit that I could actually step onto the field.
And those TVs that now arc around you a bit? They are something else entirely. I think if I watched a roller coaster ride on one of the wrap-around screens from the vantage point of a camera mounted in the front car that my stomach would in fact flop, even though I would be seemingly safe on a living room couch that does not move.
These monster screens with surround sound are so good, so perfect. Why leave the house?
Wait. Too many of us are not leaving our houses. We are staying put. We shake our heads at the world falling apart. We wonder why the towns of Harford, Kingsley and Hop Bottom are in sad shape, but we wonder for a short time because we can now bypass most commercials these days and get right to the action.
These modern tech miracles are addicting. I have to admit I had no idea what shiplap was until I fell in love with Joanna Gaines, and the dear Lord would need to help us all because if I see just one more episode of “Fixer Upper,” I’m taking down one of the walls in the Gathering Room for more of a HGTV “open concept.”
But how about this for a concept: we are missing (and missing out of) community, specifically Christian community. We will show up for the fun group that does a cool project for or around the church, but worship on Sunday? Oh…a…yeah…um….yeah, not so much. I mean, it’s the middle of MY day!
More than one of you has said to me during an evening meeting the following: “I have to get home to watch Dancing With The Stars.” If you know too much about the Gaines family, or the latest contestants on a dance show, you have a problem with your BIG TV.
Opt out of tech thrills for the true thrill of being a part of a dedicated group who knows each Sunday that they are a worshipful community to God. “That’s awesome!” is not something to say when you watch a waterfall with 2 billion pixels; “That’s awesome!” is something you say when you’ve made a difference in someone’s life because you were actually there in their face — and in their heart.
See you in worship.
“And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another… “