Did you see this cool article about robots that assist people with disabilities?
Robots! I loved robots growing up. These robots look like they could be really helpful to a lot of people.
Imagine what other things are currently being developed!
As great as that is, and as thankful as I am for it, and as much as we should care about the needs of people right now, there is something both infinitely greater and infinitely worse coming. We need to keep both the suffering of this age and eternal suffering without Jesus in mind all the time.
I’m grateful for how Pastor John framed it during his presentation at the Lausanne Conference about this time last year:
Could Lausanne say—could the evangelical church say—we Christians care about all suffering, especially eternal suffering? I hope we can say that. But if we feel resistant to saying “especially eternal suffering,” or if we feel resistant to saying “we care about all suffering in this age,” then either we have a defective view of hell or a defective heart.
Yes, let us care about all suffering, especially eternal suffering!
Robots are great and I look forward to all the good that could come from this technology. But that will be a poor use of time and resources if we don’t also let people know about Jesus.