The sign suggested that real trees would look quite shabby in comparison to the artificial ones displayed in the store. Is that what we all think? Are we choosing the artificial over the real in more ways than one?
Is it silk flowers over real ones, paper napkins, not cloth, and plastic tablecloths rather than linen?
Is it texting a relationship or talking one face to face?
Will you surprise your sweetheart with fake or real diamonds? Are you into artificial sweeteners, fake milk and tofu turkey?
What about your faith? Is it Jesus all the way or is it you getting your way?
“I’m baptizing you here in the river, turning your old life in for a kingdom life. The real action comes next: The main character in this drama—compared to him I’m a mere stagehand—will ignite the kingdom life within you, a fire within you, the Holy Spirit within you, changing you from the inside out. He’s going to clean house—make a clean sweep of your lives. He’ll place everything true in its proper place before God; everything false he’ll put out with the trash to be burned.”(Matthew 3:11-12, MSG)
Prayer – Lord, may we choose the real Christ, not one of our own devices. Amen