Meta4 Picture: Distracting technology

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This metaphor picture came to me when I was vacuuming the house! I found myself pondering the noise & many distracting things we have in modern life.

Don’t get me wrong, I like our technology & I like all the things we have available these days, but I also realise that it is easy to become overly dependent on these gadgets, for our entertainment & miss the subtle communication we can have with God, in the hurly-burly of modern life.

The young man in the picture is bemoaning the fact that he can’t hear God’s “still, small voice” [1], & yet it is hardly surprising, since he is surrounded by hi-fi equipment, computers, TV, mobile phone, iPod, telephone, magazines, etc. This list of items is not exhaustive; I’m sure there are lots of other things which are distracting to us!

Sermon/teaching theme suggestions: This picture could be used to talk about the distractions we face today, especially from modern technology & gadgets. It could be used to suggest an alternative way of life – not necessarily getting rid of the technology, but deliberately limiting our own exposure to it, so that we can deliberately slow down & make time to be with the Lord.

Distracting Tech - b&w
Distracting Technology – black & white

Bible references
1 Kings 19:11-13 – King James Version (KJV)
11 And he said, “Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord”. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake:

12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

13 And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, “What doesn’t thou here, Elijah?”