Monday, July 29, 2013

Ashton Kutcher Admits to Taking the Creator for Granted

A few days ago on Jay Leno, Ashton Kutcher admitted that when he learned of the creator's death he realized that he had been taking him for granted.  Kutcher told Leno, "I realized all the relationships I have in my life are held together by glue that he laid down."  Kutcher look around at all the things in his life that were made by him and realized that all this time he had not appreciated him like he should have.  Here's the full transcript:

It was actually the day that he died... for me, I hear people talk about they knew where they were the day Kennedy died. And for me, I'll never forget the moment I heard that he died. And I pulled my car to the side of the road, and kind of took a moment. I got home and I realized, I sat down on my computer and started doing some work and I realized all the relationships I have in my life are held together by glue that he laid down.
And all the work that I do, in whatever capacity that I do it, and all the entertainment I consume.. here I have my Apple computer and my iPhone... all these things, and I realized that I had taken him for granted, and taken for granted the contributions he actually gave to society.  (transcript and video here)
So, no, it's not the Creator you're thinking of, but that's just the point.  We should learn from Kutcher here, but take it all the way back to God, the creator of all things.  Kutcher realized he had taken Steve Jobs for granted.  We need to realize we take the creator of Steve Jobs for granted.  All the work we do, in whatever capacity that we to it and all the relationships we have are from Him.
And, the only way we'll ever see it is if he graciously opens our sin riddled eyes.  Otherwise, we remain blind to the glaring light of his glory all around us:

"For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools,and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things." Romans 1:19-23

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