Author Reflections: A Comparison of the 63rd Emmy Awards and the 63rd Chapter of Isaiah
In this comparison of the 63rd Emmy Awards and the 63rd Chapter of Isaiah, there are three points I have been reflecting on. [written in 2011]
The Debt We Ignore
In many of my novels, I bring to light the depravity of mankind. Why do I remind us of the moral purity we lack as a country, and in this case, in our media? For two reasons:
First, unless a person acknowledges his debt, he won’t bother looking for payment—and the debt will increase.
The second reason I often mention the moral chasm of America in my books is because people often claim they don’t understand why our country has taken such a moral downturn.
Why do you think?
2. The 63rd Emmy Awards
I believe people should be rewarded for success. I’m a fan of many movie themes and actors. However, in the most recent Emmys, I was further reminded how much my interests—and what the Lord holds dear—differ from that which is so highly acclaimed by entertainers and the American public.
ABC’s show “Modern Family” walked away with five awards. This show, and others with moral waste, is evidently what Americans love to watch, yet we wonder why our kids are in rebellion, and greed and marriage problems are shrugged at.
The Good News
In the Book of Isaiah in the Bible, in the 63rd chapter, God reminds us that He became man’s Redeemer, paying the sin debt on the cross, freeing His people from sin. God came as a Man and was afflicted. In His love, He mercifully saved us, lifting the burden of sin.
But instead of accepting Isaiah 63, we bow to Emmy 63. Because of this sort of rebellion against God, we should not be surprised where our depravity leads us. It’s on the screen in front of us.
The Good News? Change is a decision away! It begins in our families. The “Modern Family” show does not need to be a picture of our family. Through Jesus, we can have rest from this decay and the debt we have incurred. Do you agree?
See you in the field!
Read my previous Author Reflections, The True Definition of Freedom, Part III of The Middle East Revolution series. Click here for the next Author Reflections, “Occupy Wall Street and the Dirt Church Gatherings.”