The year was 1987 and the title of the movie, RoboCop, was futuristic and ripe with sci-fi-intrigue. The plot of the movie told the story of Alex Murphy, a Detroit cop, who was was brutally murdered by a gang of thugs. Murphy becomes the experimental project of a tech company and he reappears as RoboCop, a superhuman cyborg with a conscience.
When I did a “robo” search, the Top 10 results surprised me:
- robot chicken
- robo craft
- robot vacuum cleaner
- robot games
- robotic surgery
- robots movie
I’m not surprised by the contents of this list; however, I do wonder about the absence of “robocall.” Consumer Reports describes robocalls as “those prerecorded, unsolicited annoyances that are invading homes every day like a swarm of gnats.”
The Federal Trade Commission receives over 150,000 complaints each month from consumers asking for relief from this technological nightmare. It’s estimated that scams related to robocalls rob consumers of about $350,000,000.00 a year.
I’m not suggesting that the church should adopt the techniques of the gods of the robocall; however, I do marvel at their zest and zeal to promote their product. Why is it that those who live in the shadows are so energetic in the propagation of a lie while those who walk in the light are so lackadaisical in their stewardship of the truth?
Jesus warned us of the wolves who come in sheep’s clothing: “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
The minions of darkness carefully lay a snare with the intent of trapping the naive with their lies. Your task, is to brighten the path of the innocent, so they can see Jesus and live life more abundantly.
Think about that annual loss of $350 million. What if we changed the scheme of things and translated that to 350 million prayers. How would your part of the world be different if people like you would prayer more and say more about Jesus?