|Tight-knit communities: even while getting a tooth pulled... (Adriaen Van Ostade)|
Sometimes I wonder if our growth is somewhat stunted from being able to choose too freely, too frequently? When news content and feeds are tailored to our particular surfing and clicking patterns? When we too easily friend and unfriend, both in cyberspace and physical space?
And do we do the same with God? Today I follow, tomorrow I unfollow? Or follow this Bible verse, unfollow the next one...
It strikes me that the only one who doesn't do this in our lifetime is God himself, for we are told, "Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life." Even when you've blocked him, he hasn't blocked you. While you have life and breath, he will never unfollow you because he doesn't deal in capricious currency. For you, he deals in his own lifeblood.
(Five-minute Friday: Today's prompt was "follow.")