Merry Christmas, Everybody! 🙂
Although in mid-winter, Christmas is a season of warmth! A season of expressing feelings and cherishing family and friends bonds.
But, Watch out for Medusa!
In Greek methology, Medusa is an underground monster, that changes people into stone upon directly looking at her.
If she’s a myth, what should I watch out for?!
Medusa changed people into stone, and that’s exactly what Satan is doing to us, even without us noticing.
People are losing their human hearts; we are losing our sensitivity and our emotions. It might be because technology and social media are replacing human interactions. It may also be that we are getting busier and busier each day, and have no time to spend on simple conversations, visiting family and friends, or even short phone calls.
Sad to say, even though I’m writing this post about sensitivity and emotions, attending funerals don’t affect me the same way they used to. I even reached the point to question myself why did Jesus weep at the tomb of Lazarus? (John 11:35)
Another example that really strikes me is Nehemiah:
So it was, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned for many days; I was fasting and praying before the God of heaven. (Nehemiah 1:4)
He wept, fasted and prayed when heard that survivors from the captivity are in distress and that Jerusalem’s wall was broken down. The striking part is that Nehemiah has probably never seen Jerusalem, he was either born in captivity or taken to captivity in a very young age. Another striking part is that he was the King’s cupbearer, so he lived in a royal environment, why would he care about others?
OK, so what if I’m losing my emotions?
This loss of sensitivity is affecting us spiritually as well. How can we love people if we lost our emotions? How can we share their feelings, if we lost our sympathy to others? Actually, how can we love God if we lost our feelings? that’s why God said:
If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? (1 John 4:20)
When a person’s heart turns to stone, he can no longer relate to others, and no longer can he be affected by events and situations that God may put in his paths to change him.
Sin is like a catalyst to the turning-to-stone and heart-hardening process. You always have the option not to look Medusa straight in the eyes. Jesus is continuously calling you, and you have the option to listen or look to Medusa.
Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion (Hebrews 3:15)
Alright so Medusa got me, I have a heart of stone, what can I do?!
Simple! Pray! Pray that God may renew your heart, and give you a heart like His.
David asked God for a new heart, simply saying “Create in me a clean heart, O God“ (Psalm 51:10) and he was given.
God is ready to give you also a new heart, and He already gave us the promise.
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. (Ezekiel 36:26)