What a blessing digital media is! I can share information instantaneously with my friends and family and coworkers with a few mouse clicks. The gospel of Jesus Christ can be seen and heard in the remotest places of the world, even in countries that make evangelism difficult or impossible. What a curse digital media is! Child pornography flies around the globe and feeds a sick addiction that’s very hard to regulate or control. Violent people out to make a revenge statement know that the internet will spread the story of their deeds far and wide.
Is the world more violent, or are we just more and more aware of how violent the world has always been? Jesus himself cautioned his disciples that the love of most would grow cold as the centuries rolled on. Do the stories of mass shootings and bombings fill you with dread? “Look, the wicked bend their bows; they set their arrows against the strings to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart. When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:2,3).
Where do you go with your fears? How about to your Father? He has been sheltering and protecting believers since sin’s beginning. His eyes never slumber nor sleep in his care of us. His army of angels carries out heroic defense against the forces of hell.
Believers can’t lose. Even if their earthly lives are taken, they get a far better one in heaven.