My husband is not having a very good day, I am afraid. The picture tube on our larger tv went out yesterday. We have sound, but no picture. So, while I was asleep on the couch last night, unbeknownst to me he took our little 15 inch tv from upstairs, carried it down and set it in the cabinet where the bigger one used to dwell. I find the sight endlessly amusing, this little tv in a big cabinet, about 8-10 feet away from the sofa. He will have to watch the game with binoculars, I’m afraid. Good if you are actually AT the game…not so good when you are sitting at home.
I guess a tv isn’t much good to anyone when all you get is the sound. Without the picture you miss out on the details that make it exciting, the things that words just can’t convey. What exactly that is I’m not sure, because I don’t watch football, but I know there are touchdowns and I’m pretty sure that hearing it is not the same as seeing it.
Sometimes we fall into that problem in our daily lives. We talk a good game, we can give scripture soundbites and winning testimonies. But can people really see the picture, or has our tube burnt out? What good is a testimony about the joy of Christ if all people see when I look at them is a blank stare? What good is a scripture soundbite if they can’t see me living it out in my daily life? Am I all talk and no picture? I don’t want to be. I want to be alive in such a way that others can see Christ in me.