Burnt Impressions (Colossians 1:15)

The selfie craze is hitting new heights!

A company named Burnt Impressions has created a toaster that can create toast with your selfie! Send in your photo and the company will customize a toaster that creates a toast with your burnt image on it, replicating the photo. But the toaster is not limited to images. You can send in artwork, logos, sayings...anything, and a customized toaster that will burn the image will be made.

Having a toasted selfie is a great gift idea, for someone who would appreciate such a gift. But I would think the novelty would wear off quite quickly, both for the giver and receiver. Because truly, what is more important, a distorted burned image on toast, or the actual person from whom the image is based? This reminds me of people bidding thousands of dollars for a piece of toast that has the supposed image of Jesus Christ or Mary on it. Don’t need thousands of dollars, just $75 and purchase this toaster!

The highest bids always go for alleged images of Jesus Christ. Why this fascination? Do people think that these images are divinely inspired? And if you have this image, what will one do with it? Worship it?

No one has ever seen God the Father. But in His Son, Jesus Christ, we have something far better than a burnt image on toast. For through Jesus Christ, we can know who God truly is.

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
Colossians 1:15

The Bible is very clear that we need to turn to Jesus Christ to capture the true image of God. Only He is worthy of our desire, attention, and praise. No image, whether configured on an artist’s canvas or burned onto a piece of toast will ever capture the glory and magnificence of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Aloha blessings!