THE MICROWAVE MENTALITY

SOME WORDS FROM DAD…..

Hey Center Chapel.   This week’s article comes from my father.  I hope it benefits your week.

Andy

 

During the 1980’s the microwave moved from the unique to the necessary.  According to a report in an August, 1998 issue of the Wall Street Journal, during the previous ten years the percentage of American homes that had the appliance grew from fifteen percent to nearly eighty percent. The Journal stated, “it has become the hearth of Americans’ daily lives”, as meal preparation time in the home moved from about an hour in the 1970s to sometimes only 10 or 15 minutes!

Microwaving became a symbol of a way of thinking which is pervasive in our society today—the desire to save as much time as possible for things we need or just want to do.

It would be unusual if the microwave mentality did not affect the time each of us is willing to spend in meditation, study of the scriptures, and personal prayer.  We need to remember the words of Psalm 46:10, which urges:

“Be still, and know that I am God.”

But who today takes time to be still?  Spiritual “microwaving” will leave you feeling God is a casual, quickly-passing acquaintance instead of a well-known friend.  Spend some time.

MARLIN CONNELLY

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