Summary: How did we get so depended on the internet? It was easy wasn't it? It seems more of a reality to depend on the things we see. What does the Bible say about that?
There is always a bright side but, where do I look?
As I'm setting here waiting for Doctors to release Brenda from the hospital I was reading the Winston Salem Journal. There is a story on the front page about a few web sites in protest against government rules and regulations and one of the web site is the famous Wikipedia. The headline reads: Blackout raises questions about connectedness.
WASHINGTON — If a day without Wikipedia was a bother, think bigger. In this plugged-in world, we would barely be able to cope if the entire Internet went down in a city, state or country for a day or a week.
The story raises interesting questions and some facts I had never thought about. Let's just think a moment what would happen if America would lose the Internet. The writer states that it would be a great financial loss in which I don't believe we could stand another one. The banks could be at a very high risk of security. The school systems, hospitals and most other institutions that would be at the mercy of very limited information that controls our children, security and life as we know it. What could cause such a blackout to the entire internet? The writer says terrorist, hackers, an accident or even sun spots an expert says could cause such a disaster.
How did we get so depended on the internet? It was easy wasn't it? It seems more of a reality to depend on the things we see. What does the Bible say about that? Paul writes
2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:
3 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.
4 For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.
5 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.
6 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:
7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
I have learnt that the older I get the more I realize that my very being, my very soul and spirit are looking through the deteriorating eyes of a deteriorating body that carries me around.
During my younger years I was always thriving, working for the best of things for my family and myself. Things that I could buy that made life more convenient for us. Things I could see and always looking for the improved model to surface.
Now I see things that I can't see are more important than the things which I can see with these dying eyes. (read that slow)
That's what faith is all about. When you realize that you can put your faith in our Lord and depend on His promises.
Walk up and down the halls of a hospital ....stop by and ask those what their plans are for tomorrow...ask what hope do they have and where do they put their faith when on the brink of death. Jesus is our faith, Jesus is our hope, Jesus is the answer to all the heartache, pain and sorrow of the things we can't see and can see.
I'm confident if Brenda or myself looses our earthly site because the blood and air of life has left these old bodies. We will be at home with our Lord. How about you? Can you say that? If so, praise Him, thank Him, give Him glory and honor.
If not ask Him into your life today.
Love in Christ Jesus, Ronnie Miller www.themillersbiblestudy.com