Pastor's Corner

10 May
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Mid-Week Challenge

Fidget spinners are the latest toy craze.  If you are among the very few who have not seen these; a fidget spinner is a small spinning device that can be spun off ones finger, between the thumb and finger or anywhere, similar to the classic top spinner except for the hand.  They are intended for people with ADHD, ADD, autism or anxiety, who needed a sensory item to “fidget” with and help them focus.  Although intended for these folks, elementary and middle schoolers are racing to stores to buy these boredom busting toys.  They have become so popular that these toys that were meant to refocus students have now caused distractions in the classroom, so much so that most school ban these items during regular class time. 

I find it funny that an item that was intended to be a medical device to help those who suffer from attention distraction disorders is now the cause of distractions and disruptions in the classroom.  It reminds me of a few things from Scripture.  Our enemy, the devil will take anything intended for good and turn it against us and use it for evil.  We have to be on our guard at all times because he is waiting for an opportunity to rob us of something good.  Second these little devices remind me of Isaiah 26:3 - You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!  It’s easy to get distracted in this world.  We have information coming at us from all angles so we have to learn to process these things at a rapid pace.  Isaiah reminds us where the source of true peace resides; a mind that is fixed on God. 

Times and trends always change.  Who would have ever thought that kids would need a “boredom busting” toy?  Enjoy your fidget spinners, but put them away when the teacher walks in!  Focus your thoughts on the Lord and He will calm your spirit! 

Serving the Savior

Bro. Jonathan

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