Why do folks go out to dinner? They could stay at home and stare into their cell phones just as easily and save a few bucks.
We are losing the ability to look in each others eyes and see truth, honesty and wisdom. We cling to the inanimate object that can’t love us back. Our children will have no idea how to even go for an interview if it involves another face.
Parents of autistic children worry because their children don’t like to look others in the eye. Fear no more parents. Soon we will all be doing the same thing, avoiding the speech and gaze of others.
Our cell phones prevent face-to-face conversation. They isolate us in rooms full of people. They interrupt meal/sleep times. No wonder cellular phones are called cells. They hold us captive twenty-four hours a day.
Our brains can only hold one thought at a time. If we have our nose stuck in a phone, we know what’s in there but we miss out on look-you-in-the-eye conversations, and friendships. And people miss the light of Jesus in you.
No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a CELL-ar or crypt or under a bushel measure, but on a lamp stand, that those who are coming in may see the light. (Luke 11:33, AMP)
Prayer- Lord, give us the common sense to turn off a cell and turn on the light…Amen.