Bringing the Text to Life

No Snapchats with God Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24

No Snapchats with God

God's message to the world is timeless and enduring.

At a Glance

The hottest trend in text messaging is the disappearing text message. For example, the Snapchat app ensures that your note will self-destruct after viewing. Wut makes your message totally anonymous. These days you can send a message that's temporary, ambiguous and totally untraceable. Thankfully, God wants nothing to do with it.

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's epistle text, see “The Big Empty," April 12, 2009, at

Easter Sunday is an odd time to bring up Christmas. On Christmas Day, if production proceeds as planned, the fifth installment of the action movie series Mission: Impossible will open in theaters across the country. The M:I franchise began in 1996. M:I-2 followed in 2000, M:I-3 in 2006, M:I-Ghost Protocol in 2011. And M:I-5 will open on Christmas. All of the movies feature Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt.

You may not know this, but these movies are based on the eponymous television show that ran from 1966-1973, and a different version...

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