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Window To The World

October 4, 2010 Leave a comment

Window To The World, 10-4-10

“Four-dollar bucket of chicken…that’s so funny!” My son said this to me as I walked into the living room a couple days ago. He was sitting on the couch watching football with his grandpa. “No commercials” I reminded him and informed grandpa. I was mad some advertiser just planted something in my son’s head.

Television is an amazing window to the world. Through it, we can literally “see the world” in a way pre-television eras could only dream of. From our couch we can visually experience anything on the planet or in space a camera can capture. We can mentally explore different cultures, philosophies and worldviews; be inspired by art, moved by story, fascinated by science and thrilled by sports. Like I said, it’s an amazing window.

The thing about a window is that it works both ways. With our retina we focus out, but audio/visual stimuli is focusing in. If the television is literally a window to the world, ask yourself this, “What in the world is coming into my house… my head… my kids? A “Four dollar bucket of chicken” came through the window and impacted my son. What else is getting through?

There is enough in the world we cannot control, we must not give up the control we do have. Sometimes, that’s as simple as getting a hold of the remote control.

The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. (Mat. 6:22)
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