Last month, a man flashed a gun several times on a crowded commuter train in San Francisco, but passengers were so absorbed in their phones and tablets they didn’t notice until he randomly shot and killed a university student. Although they were in close proximity, they were completely engrossed in texting, oblivious to the obvious danger. It is easy to rush through life being controlled by the tyranny of the immediate and neglect our souls. We are tuned to the present and forget the future. The Bible is filled with clear warnings such as, “what shall it profit a man if he gains the world and loses his own soul?” And Paul warned “Now is the time of God’s favor…now is the day of salvation.” Another New Testament passage asks, “how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation?” But are we listening???
Pastor Alex Rockwell