We are living in the most connected time in history. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Skype, Facetime……
Why is it we have an epidemic of loneliness coupled with a lack of vulnerability?
Depression, anxiety and stress are at all time highs.
We are desperate to be known, yet terrified of being discovered.
We are able to create a public face to be anyone we want to be.
This face is merely a cover story, not reality.
Loneliness, Isolation and Self-Pity are our companions.
We are not alone in this…and not without some Biblical insight.
In 1 Kings 18, Elijah has the classic confrontation with the prophets of Baal. He challenges them to call down fire from heaven from their gods of wood and stone. When it is Elijah’s turn, he soaks his offering with barrels and barrels of precious water during a drought. God answers with fire from heaven, consuming the water and the sacrifice.