There are two interesting pictures of “familiar fakes” that we have come across this week, as a family. The first is in reading the last book of the Narnia series (The Last Battle). This story is all about people and creatures following a fake Aslan, even obeying commands that seem out of character. The second encounter was driving through a small town with huge signs for Starbucks painted on walls and billboards. The nearest Starbucks is at least one airplane ride away. The coffee in this village was nothing more than instant packets and hot water from an electric kettle.
We have a lot of distractions in life that look really close to things that we should be investing our time and energy into–seeking and following, but often they are not the Real Thing. Would you pray that our emotional and physical energy would be focused and used to further the One True Kingdom?