The selfie is dead.
Now it’s the dronie, also known as the sky selfie.
What is it? It’s a selfie on steroids. Rather than a single image like the photograph, a dronie is a short 8 second video. It can zoom down on you from the sky or zoom in on you and then fly away to produce a bird’s eye view of you.
According to Hugh Morris from The Telegraph, Twitter was the first company to introduce this new technology at the Cannes Lions advertising festival last month.
Right now the dronie has hit the slopes of New Zealand to the delight of skiers and snowboarders.
I can see it becoming the rage on top of the Statue of Liberty, or the Eiffel Tower or the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem.
And soon no doubt everyone will have their very own personal, pocket-size dronie in an assortment of ice cream colors to choose from.
These techie gadgets are a lot of fun and can turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary one.
But soon the novelty wears off and it becomes one more gadget you throw down on your desk along with your car keys and chewing gum when you get home.
Nothing lasts a lifetime.
That is, uh, I hate to bring it up — sin.
That sticks to us like skin from the moment we are born to the day we die.
And we can’t walk away from it like we do our keys.
It’s a destructive power that ruins our relationships and dashes our hopes and dreams. And we’re helpless to do anything about it.
“None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God.” – Romans 3:11 ESV
What we need is not another gadget, but a greater power outside of ourselves to smash it.
And we have that in the person of Yeshua (Jesus) who came precisely to fix what we couldn’t fix ourselves. It was God’s idea to send him. Yeshua willingly came to live a perfect life in obedience to God’s laws for us and then to die a horrible death on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins.
He did this for us.
“For the Lord has ransomed Jacob and has redeemed him from hands too strong for him.” – Jeremiah 31:11 ESV
If there had been such a thing as a dronie when Yeshua was here on earth to accomplish his mission, you would see the video zoom onto his agonized face on the cross and then fly away showing his outstretched arms that embrace all who come to him by faith.
Won’t you take that step now?