Unchanging.

September 24, 2010

Sitting in a strategy meeting this week, someone mentioned the idea that we have no idea if Google will be around in 10 or 11 years.  My first reaction was:

“WHAT?! It’s Google, of course they will be around!”

Almost as soon as the words were out of my mouth, my coworker jumped in with “Well, they look like king now, but that is also what we thought of AOL.”  She was right.  It got me thinking about how often I look at what is around me as permanent, when in reality, the things I see are all subject to God’s plan.  It’s God, not Google, who is King.

I am not the only one who ever  needed reminding.  Job 12:23 says it is God who makes nations great, and destroys them.  Even 1 Peter 1:24-25 says “ All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever…”

It’s God’s word that stands forever.  It’s His redemptive plan that He is weaving throughout history.  I am in awe that God would raise up whole nations (and companies) JUST for His gospel and glory to be spread to the far corners of the world.  Last week, we talked about the how the Roman Roads were used in spreading the gospel in most of the known world.  But where is Rome today? And yet, God’s word remains true.   In 10 years from now, we will laugh at some of the cutting edge technologies we use, but even then, God’s word will remain unchanged.

It is our vision at Global Media Outreach to use technology to reach every corner of the globe. We want everyone to have multiple opportunities to hear about Jesus.  But, in a brief moment I was reminded that at the end of the day it really isn’t about the technology we use, but the message we send.

“Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever;
wisdom and power are his.

He changes times and seasons;
he sets up kings and deposes them.
He gives wisdom to the wise
and knowledge to the discerning.

He reveals deep and hidden things;
he knows what lies in darkness,
and light dwells with him.”

Daniel 2:20-22

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4 Responses to “Unchanging.”

  1. Gordon Marcy Says:

    Good reminder and so true. If we could see the technologies of 2060, it’s doubtful we would recognize any of them. However, God’s purposes will remain unchanged and the world will still have a Savior. “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.”

    The Daniel prayer is one of my favorites in all of Scripture.

  2. Lee Wise Says:

    “But, in a brief moment I was reminded that at the end of the day it really isn’t about the technology we use, but the message we send.”

    How true, but I am very thankful for the team of people with GMO that utilize technology to share the message of Christ with the world.

    I see it as a process: we utilize what we can, for as long as we possibly can, for all the right reasons for doing so while seeking the Lord for his blessing during each step of the journey.

    Thanks for your ministry!

    Lee

  3. Chester Sipos Says:

    It is what we can always be sure of in our life no matter what season, or the years, of our life that, God and His word will always be there for us, and there for taking if we just believe in Him. Amen!

    Daniel 6:26
    “I issue a decree that in every part of my kingdom people must fear and reverence the God of Daniel. “For he is the living God and he endures forever; his kingdom will not be destroyed, his dominion will never end.

  4. Subhashis Says:

    I am really excited to see and hear what God is doing in and through this globe through His people.

    Praise the Lord


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