2014-04-01- Cell Towers
When I was recently driving down Georgia 400, through Buckhead (North Atlanta), I saw something that looked quite odd. At first, because of the size and shape, I thought it was a cellphone tower. But then I noticed something that appeared to be branches. I was quite puzzled, so I asked Richard what it was. He informed me that it was an attempt to disguise a cell tower as a tree, because some people are offended by the appearance of cell towers in their neighborhood. I personally think thats a bit silly, as I cant imagine how a tower - which most of us are used to and barely notice - would be more offensive than the gawky, bizarre-looking object that is towering over the interstate.
This tower reminded me of our Christian lives. We can dress up our Christian lives with an abundance of good works. We can be at the church, every time the doors are open. We can be pillars of the community, and admired by all. We can know the Bible, inside and out.
But if we treat people unfairly, if we are constantly grumpy to our families, if we laugh at jokes that are inappropriate or hurtful to others made in Gods image (Ephesians 5:4), if we show favoritism to people because we have known them longer or because they have influence (James 2:1) - or if we violate Gods will in other ways - we are, as Christ said, like empty sepulchres (Matthew 23).
I encourage you to join me in asking God to help us be true to Him, both outwardly and inwardly, so that our outward appearances will be matched by our hearts.
Janice P. Moser
All scripture references are from the NASB unless otherwise noted.