The Only Thing That Really Matters In the Information Age

An excellent thought from Stephen Altrogge:

According to a recent infographic in Newsweek, in 2010 there are / will be:

  • 141 million active blogs
  • 2 billion daily Google searches
  • 1,052,803 books published
  • 247 billion daily emails sent
  • 4.5 billion text messages sent
  • 10 billion songs downloaded on iTunes

Or consider this incredible claim from David Kirkpatrick: “We create as much information in two days now as we did from the dawn of man through 2003.”

In the midst of this avalanche of information, I can’t help but think of Jesus’ words to Martha:

“Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary.   Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:41-42)

We can be troubled, and distracted, and overwhelmed by the sheer volume of data available to us.   But when you get down to it, only one thing really matters.   If all the blogs were gone, and Google went down, and teens suddenly stopped texting, it wouldn’t really matter that much.

There’s only one Word that really matters: God’s Word.   We have it.   Let’s never let the mass of information available push us away from the only information of eternal significance.

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