Recently I was sitting on our freeway here in Perth, in gridlocked peak hour traffic. As I looked across the cars on our highway I could see an open platform of our train station.
On that station platform, there would have been 100 people standing there in the cool of the morning, waiting for their train to take them off into their day. Most people on the platform were wearing suits, and school uniforms and I watched them and started to think about all of their lives.
The thing that shocked me about this group of people that morning, is out of the 100 people on the platform, 99 of them were looking down into their phones. No one was speaking and there was this one lady who was looking up into the day.
I wonder how much we miss out on, whilst our phones make us feel close to people who live far away, they disconnect us from people in our today.
Psalm 46: 10 says:
Step out of the traffic, take a long loving look at me. Your God, above politics, above everything.
This week, why don’t we make a pact to look up more.