Have you ever fallen into the trap of binge-watching? You know, finding a new series or a favorite series on Netflix and saying to yourself, “Self, let’s take a break and only watch one episode.” And then days later, wiping tears from your eyes, you have watched a whole season, or every season. 

Entering the real world again, you concern yourself with Fringe events on the news, wonder if you have stumbled into the Upside Down, and avoid zombies as they limp from the parking garage. Maybe you find your day dark and dreary, unable to shake the mourning of Lady Sybil or Glenn. Or, you whistle a happy Irish tune while strolling to work, wishing you had a metal detector to find the Viking hoard below your feet.

These fears and emotions were brought to you by ‘too much…’ We have filled our eyes, ears and heart with fictional characters and their fictional lives. Now their fictional lives have affected our real ones. What if we decided to binge-watch God? 
“How can I binge-watch God?” You ask?

All nature declares His Glory, take a slow walk, be aware. Ponder the night sky.  See Him hiding in the faces of all the people around you. Read the written Word of God and have a discourse with Him. Seek and you will find treasure that is worth more than gold, needs and wants.

The more episodes of our Creator we watch, the more His story will affect ours. Let’s put down the remote and binge-watch some Jesus.

Psalm 19:1-4 NIV   “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.”

Romans 1:20 NIV   “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.”

Detectorists Theme Song
Will you search through the lonely earth for me,
Climb through the briar and bramble.
I’ll be your treasure.
I felt the touch of the kings and the breath of the wind,
I knew the call of all the song birds.
They sang all the wrong words.
I’m waiting for you,
I’m waiting for you.

Will you swim through the briny sea for me,
Roll along the ocean’s floor.
I’ll be your treasure.
I’m with the ghosts of the men who can never sing again,
There’s a place follow me.
Where a love lost at sea.
Is waiting for you.
Is waiting for you.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s