Simple

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Simplicity…simple…uncomplicated; easy, not elaborate; elegant or luxurious, unassuming or pretentious. Simple, where has it gone?  Is it in danger of becoming extinct? Could it be that we can’t appreciate how precious something is until we are faced with losing it, or perhaps, it has already been lost?

I often look back to when I was a girl and remember how much simpler life was. It saddens me at times when I think how much we have lost, as a result of, technological advancement.

Families used to eat home-cooked meal around the kitchen table–sharing the news from their day–not fast food eaten in the car.

Evenings weren’t spent racing from one activity to the next (sports, dance, music…elephant training) rather, they were spent at home with parents and children interacting with one another.

Children played outside…tag, hide-in-go-seek, kick the can, and catching lightening bugs. We didn’t have to worry about obesity in children because they did what comes natural to children, they ran around and played–exercise was part of play.

Children used their imaginations rather than stare at a screen. Children and people knew how to entertain themselves–they didn’t need hand held devices to whittle away their time.

People dropped by just to visit–communicate face to face.

The world moved at a slower pace–not racing…always…racing.

Their was time for a simple…hello, kind word, courtesy–manners, note, a hug. People just had time for people. It seems to me we have more ways to stay in touch…cell phones, email, facebook, twitter, instagram, etc., yet people are less-in-less connected intimately than ever before.

When my dad was a boy, kids used to gather in the park for a game of ball, now it has to be organized.  A birthday party was a homemade cake with the family gathered round.  Today, however, a birthday party might involve a bowling alley, skating rink, Chuck-E-Cheese, arcade alley, bounce house, etc. Those invited are often not even family members.

Simple seems to be fading into none existence. However, their is still one thing that remains simple and will not fade away and that is the Gospel.  It’s very simple, we all have sinned–for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23. Because of our sin, death would be our only option if not for Christ. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23. Scripture tells us if we believe in Christ and make Him Lord of our life we may have eternal life.  For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.  John 3:16-17

Count blessings, Kasey    

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2 thoughts on “Simple

  1. Boy, is this ever so true, Kasey! I have awesome memories of stopping in on my grandparents and sitting on their front porch for hours, just to chat. My mom also always baked our birthday cakes from scratch! I am SO thankful that God’s Word and His promises never change!
    Have a blessed week! Ann @ Christ int he Clouds
    http://christintheclouds.blogspot.com/

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