All posts tagged: FOMO

Jesus has a Response to #FOMO

“Wonder and perish,” the line says. Reading the passage in my timeworn Bible, it entered my head like this: Bla, bla, bla, WONDER AND PERISH, bla, bla, bla… Did the highlighter fairy flutter some fluorescence on that line in the night? But it was all black and white, text on paper, no lairy yellow or green. My eyes were drawn to those words because God was showing me something. That’s what he does. Dreams, whispers, a friend’s timely visit, the balm of nature – and words that leap from the page, grab hold of the eyeballs and brand themselves on the brain. “Look, you scoffers, wonder and perish, for I am going to do something in your days that you would never believe, even if someone told you,” Acts 13:41 flared at me. Life is short and fragile. Death is undiscerning and impatient. What do we do with this knowledge? Christian or atheist, we agree on these points surely, it’s what we do with the information that sees us travel different paths. We all grapple with the, “What’s this all …