Jon. 4:10-11 “Then said the LORD, thou hast had pity on the gourd, for the which thou hast not laboured, neither madest it grow; which came up in a night, and perished in a night: And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle?”
Earlier this month, my Facebook account has been hacked. The hacker changed my profile photo with some terrorist group’s photo and also posted other terrorist photos on my wall. This made Facebook ban my account and had me submit proof of identity before they could grant me access to my account again. To be honest, this made me feel terrible and very frustrated at the same time. I was thinking that I will not be able to recover all my photos and videos anymore.
To put things in perspective, at about the same time, we heard in the news that a terrible earthquake occurred in Turkey and Syria which looks like it will kill tens of thousands of people. Many more are injured. Countless families lost their entire homes and possessions. People were still trapped in the rubble, trying to cling to life. And yet here I was, feeling so frustrated thinking about my Facebook account! I am just like Jonah in the verses above. He got all annoyed because a worm ate his vine, taking away a little bit of comfort, but he didn’t care if thousands of Ninevite young ones lost their lives (Jon 4:9-11).
In this world, material things come and go. Banned Facebook accounts can be fixed. They don’t actually matter. What matter is how can we be available to the Lord to be used by Him. What matters to the Lord are People, Eternal Life and His Truth. What is really important to you?
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