While driving in my car recently I was listening to the local sports talk radio station out of Philadelphia. As a Philly native and longtime listener, I’m not all surprised by many of the outlandish and entertaining things I get to hear while listening. But I have been surprised by a commercial I’ve heard air several times over the last few weeks. The ad begins with a host of young and energetic voices all talking on top of each other. Then, this question is asked: “What do you want to be?” After hearing several responses, listeners are left hearing these words: “Whoever you want to be, it’s yours to make on Instagram.” What a shame! We should be longing for our kids to find their identity not in what works to draw attention and gain a following on social media, but as divine image-bearers made and loved by a God who desires to form them into conformity to Christ, rather than to the world. Let’s be diligent about teaching our kids God’s plan for their lives.
Instagram and Makeovers
January 13, 2022