Every week, there seems to be a new reality television or internet program. Is it any wonder why reality shows are so popular? People are always searching for the latest talent or to be able to talk about the latest outrageous situation in which “real people” are placed. This search is nothing new. Even the Athenians, nearly 2000 years ago, did the same thing. If they had television, you can bet Athenians would be the producers of all the latest and hippest reality shows!
For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.
If you are searching for the raw and uncensored reality, read the Bible. Murder, theft, bribery, racism...no punches are pulled; nothing is sugarcoated. There is a reason-our sins are laid out as a record of how we have rebelled against God and His love. But with this sordid record, is the answer and undeniable hope that God gives us by believing in His Son, Jesus Christ, as our Lord and Savior. For every harsh reality we may read, there is an even more stirring reality of love, forgiveness, compassion, and reconciliation.
For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.
Reality shows can never compare with the beautiful reality of what God has done for us!