Saturday morning the Geek Squad visited our home.
Not because we are such geeks, but rather to hook up Google WiFi around our house. Our internet signal was not strong enough throughout our entire house.
I need it. For teaching school. And for going back to school.
The gentleman that came out needed my phone to hook it up. A Gmail account needed to be associated with it. That was fine. I gladly handed it over to him. I went on to do something else while he was busy installing it. I had an IEP to write for school. Oh wait! That required the internet. I guess that will have to wait. My granddaughter’s birthday was this coming Tuesday, I could call my daughter and see what the plans were for her celebration. Oh wait! I needed my phone to do that. Okay, I could check my list of things to do for the day and see what else I could do. Oh wait! That’s also on my phone on my note pad.
Suddenly I realized how much I rely on my phone. It’s no longer just a device I used to talk to someone. It has become a large part of my brain! It’s how I communicate to others. In several different modes. It’s how I keep track of everything I do. I have seventeen different alarms set throughout the day to remind me of class beginnings and ends and meetings I need to attend. My calendar reminds me as well. It’s how I learn things I don’t know. I Google it for instant answers. I’m even required to carry it on me at school for safety reasons, so we can be contacted immediately in the event of any emergency.
I can’t imagine my life without my phone. I depend on it for so many things. It’s really kind of scary. You rarely see any of us without ours.
And now we’ve added more power, so we can speed up our wireless connection.
If only we all felt the same way about our God!
You know, that’s the best wireless connection there is! No monthly service fees! Never any interruption in service! No power outages! Just 100% streamlining between you and your heavenly father 24/7! No Geek Squad necessary to fix that one! Okay, maybe an occasional minister to share a much-needed word, but that connection is hassle free. And guess what, Siri and Alexander and Google don’t hold a candle to knowing what God does!
Let’s all appreciate our technology. Let’s use it to assist us with our daily walk. But let’s all be cognizant to who our true power source comes from. It’s not Cox or AT&T. It’s our heavenly father. Let’s all take time. Every day to put our phones down, step away from the computers, and connect to our true source. Our Lord.
Abide in me, and I in you, as the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine, no more can ye, except ye abide in me. John 15:4-5
Love and laughter,