You Better Be Texting Jesus
Are you one of those Christians who cannot put your phone down for the little time you spend in church?
It is kind of getting out of hand the amount of persons who can’t seem to put their phone down when they get to church. This is not just teenagers, and that is the part that worries me the most. Sometimes these are grown persons with responsibilities in the church, who for want of a better word should be setting an example.
Now I know there is a place for mobile devices because many use it to follow along with the service and that is fine. However it goes too far when service is going on and you are texting away on whatever social media channel/s you are addicted to. Yes I said the A word…it is an addiction if you have to spend the time in church texting away.
We have to take a step back sometimes and examine our behavior. The fact is if you come to church to text, you could have just stayed home and do it. Sounds harsh? I make no apologies for that. You can’t bring your phone into the US Embassy (at least not the one in Jamaica) and yet people gladly leave their phones outside. Wonder of wonders they actually live to tell the tales so it is not a question of not being able to live without our phones for a minute. It is a question of priorities and lack of respect or the House of God.
Many times the texting is not anything of consequence, not anything that we have to do right there and then. There is a time and a place for everything so I really believe that when we come to the House of God, we can forgo the texting while we come together as a group to worship God.
I suggest you leave your phone in the car or at home if you are going to be tempted to take it out during the service. If you have an addiction then using your phone to read the bible might not be such a good idea because we all know what can happen with that.
Let us show some respect when we come to church; respect for God and for the persons who took the time to prepare the service for us to enjoy.