Thursday, November 13, 2008

TV Time

Television shows have really come into the forefront of my mind this autumn. House almost became a despicable character when Cutty’s adopted baby was near death. Top Chef gave me a surprising glimpse into our hearts. When a chef facing elimination describes how she cooks from a book usually, one of the judges looks at her distastefully saying that the real talent “comes from the heart.” When God is in our hearts what we do comes through in His honor. Our love, legacy and life are open for all to see. God is the only one who really knows our hearts… not some cooking judge. I think of Deuteronomy 6:5 "And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might" and 1 John 3:20 –“ …God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.”

Watching Ken on Survivor as entertaining as usual. I also learned that the host Jeff Probst will host a future show called Live Like You Were Dying. I am very interested to see how audiences will react to this show. Producers claim they will concentrate on the positive aspects, but death is a real aspect of our life, not just negative. With the words living and dying in the title, audiences can of course expect a dichotomy of emotions from the subjects in each show. The lengthy process of life and death could spin off as a documentary from the show, but we are likely to see the “dream” aspects of each subject's life and how the producers fulfill those dreams before life is ended.

All these television moments deal with human desires, believes and dreams in increasingly deeper ways. Giving God the right over our lives puts our raw emotions in an ideal place, though the path is always treacherous. Loving God with all our heart every single minute of every day of every month of every year of our lives… that is the ultimate life challenge that any TV show can’t even come close to duplicating.

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