Too late?

I received a video on my phone depicting beds that had been discarded at a state hospital. Then at our cell meeting we spoke about credibility and one lady had looked up the word in the Hebrew and she said it said wrong speaking makes you lose your credibility. On the surface there’s nothing wrong with a hospital throwing out old beds and getting new ones. Why were they just standing around? Who knows? Maybe someone had tendered to buy them or maybe they were going to be recycled. What worried me about the video was what the man who made the video was saying. And he’s not alone in what he is doing. He seems to be following a tendency. He was telling whoever would be watching over and over that this is what the government is doing with taxpayers money, and that there are other hospitals which don’t have beds. He ended up saying that he is going to share this video as much as he could. Now I’m going to ask, how is sharing this video going to change anything? I do know that it is going to upset a whole lot of people on all sides of the political and economic spectrum. It is going to cause more talk about ‘us’ and ‘them’. It is going to use up a whole lot of data. It is not going to solve the problem of hospitals which don’t have beds! That’s the absolute last thing that’s going to happen. What if he took a video and went to his ward councillor, or the management of the hospital, or even the office of the premier of the province? People seem to think that social media can solve problems. I’m sorry to say that it can’t, never has been able to, never will be able to. The phrase, “share the hell out of this post,” is just nonsense.
Is it okay to share things like this video with the negative comments with the world? No it is not okay because it causes people to think negative thoughts.
Philippians 4:6-8 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
This video does not bring peace to anyone and even though it is being shared by people who are Christians, I am quite sure they are not praying about it.
Verse 8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Nothing about this video gives me cause to think or meditate on any of the good things mentioned in this verse.
Proverbs 25:11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.
Ecclesiastes 10:12 The words of a wise man’s mouth win him favor, but the lips of the fool consume him.
Have we become a nation of people who think that sharing negative things of social media is taking action? Have we forgotten how to pray and have we forgotten the One to whom we pray? Do we think that by spreading this kind of gossip we are going to cause change in our country? This is nothing but gossip, just like a million other videos and stories just like it. They have no substance, no background and no facts. The message that they convey is negative and will only cause people who aren’t discerning to react even more negatively to the government, or to whoever the post is aimed at. What has happened to the nation who used to call on God and receive answers? What happened to people of integrity who could make a real difference by asking God what the best way is to handle a situation?
We have to get back to serving the living God before it’s too late. Too late for our country and too late for our souls.

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