Learning about creation can be absolutely captivating. I recently read about how some animals like meerkats and moles create really complicated and sophisticated tunnels underground. These animals are doing what they were created to do – to dig and dig and dig.
How fascinating is it that “a family of meerkats, living within an area of 15 square meters, appears able to excavate around 100 meters of burrows – a tangle of tunnels that makes a London Underground tube map look straightforward – to a depth of around a meter.”(Adam Booth, University of Leeds).
I’ve also noticed how we humans have been doing a lot of digging.
We dig into the media, reading news after news. Add to that twelve more articles from a friend of a friend about some very verified information. Then we dig some more and scroll through hundreds of comments (how can we miss the best part of any article?!).
We’ve dug ourselves a series of tunnels.
It looks interesting from where we are kneeling and digging. We could go on and on. That light at the end of the tunnel must be just around the corner.
If we took a step outside of these tunnels, we would see the tunnels for the maze that it has become. And if we are not careful, we could very well lose ourselves running around in circles in this maze.
One challenge that we’ve been facing is sifting through what are conspiracies and what are facts with the Covid pandemic. Everyone has an opinion. Everyone wants to be heard. Some people are terrified. Others want mandates to end.
If we’re not careful, obsessing about everything Covid will be a maze that we find ourselves stuck in.
There is another type of digging that us Christians should be doing.
As cliché as it sounds, there’s really nothing better for a Believer than to dig into the Word of God.
It is unlikely that the media will make us more godly. Social media is probably not the tool that will teach and correct us to be transformed into His image more and more. However, we can be 100% sure that the Word of God has the power to change us. 2 Timothy chapter 3, verses 16-17 remind us that, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.”
It is a challenge. I admit that I have to constantly remind myself to turn my focus back to Jesus. Instead of another news article, I could be reading another chapter of Psalm. Rather than sharing about the latest numbers associated with Covid, I could be sharing about how good God has been.
Because in the grand scheme of things, this world is only temporary.
He is eternal. Invest in that eternity with Him.
Mussita Ng is a follower of Jesus Christ from Wellington, New Zealand. Her previous articles may be viewed at https://www.pressserviceinternational.org/mussita-ng.html