It has no personality or life, either. It has no feelings, so it cannot be hurt by the things we mutter under our breaths at it.
Now our dependence on it is both doomed and blessed, however. When it is working, it should be added to one of the “Wonders of the World” - certainly not a natural wonder, but still a wonder.
When it is down, though, oh, the trouble it can bring for us!
I had a column written. I know I did. I remember clearly having written it. It was written in general terms and reflective of life. In fact, it was almost philosophical.
I know I sent it out. I remember that as well. However, when I went to access it, I could not find it. I could not log on to one of my e-mail accounts for some reason, either. One is in Yahoo! and the other is ymail, also a Yahoo! account. One let me in and the other didn’t due to “technical difficulties.”
I don’t understand that. I looked in my computer’s file folder with my columns. Couldn’t find it in there, either. I began looking about listening for the “Twilight Zone” theme in the background. I don’t know what happened to it. It’s gone.
When I did get into my e-mail account (it suddenly popped up on the screen), I could see my e-mails, I just couldn’t delete them, open them or move them. I was at the inbox page and couldn’t open my “sent” files. I couldn’t open my spam folder, either.
So I tried to contact the provider and entered the code it displayed and it kept popping up with a new code saying I’d entered the last one incorrectly. I DID NOT! I did exactly what it said to do in the time allotment using the capital letters and lower case as specified AND the numbers! One thing after another! So the difficulties I experienced gave way to yet another column - this one.
I am thankful that God is not wired in to technology. I mean that heaven and prayer are not on a computerized system. I have files from two other computers that I cannot use because of the upgrades and changes in the operating systems or the office files or something. I don’t understand it all and it is a headache for me to try to figure it all out.
I just know that I am glad that God’s lines will never crash, be obsolete, have a power outage or get lost. He doesn’t need to upgrade anything because what He has is perfect as it is and always has been and always will be. He is at the ready with the full power of heaven’s angels to help us out. All we have to do is think in His direction.
We pray, lift our hands, kneel and He is always on call. No answering machines, tapes, computerized voices or electrical issues of any kind. No missing or corrupt files, defects or viruses will ever plague our connections to Him. He is the one constant in our lives - the Alpha and the Omega.
I am taking this out of the book of Ephesians this week- Chapter 1, verses 19 and 21: “And what is the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His power in and for us who believe, as demonstrated in the working of His mighty strength…Far above all rule and authority and power and dominion and every name that is named, not only in this age and in the world, but also in the age and the world which are to come.”
That unlimited and surpassing greatness is mine in Christ Jesus - above all rule and authority, powers and dominions.
Technology may be great, but God, well, He is greatest!