"...they will be called ‘sons of the living God.’” (Rom 9:26)
ever increasing speed of change in today’s world I have to admit that
for the first time I am beginning to feel my age. When I was a boy being
online meant helping my Mom hang up my jeans on the clothesline behind
our house. Twitter was what you heard from the birds in the trees. There
was no Facebook although I often had my face in a book. A smart phone
was one with a long cord so you could walk around while you talked to
someone. A mouse was something our cat chased. And a computer was that
strange thing with the blinking lights I saw on the science fiction
These days I have
learned how to work a desktop computer and I am grateful everyday that I
took a typing class in high school. Yet, it seems like there is always a
message on my screen asking me to update my software and I am concerned
that as soon as I learn the new system it will already be out of date.
My daughter can work her smart phone with the skill of a concert
violinist. Whenever I need the answer to something fast I ask her, she
asks her phone, and we have the answer. Still, I am thankful that she
turns it off from time to time. Everyday I see teenagers with their
heads permanently bent to their phones while life passes them by.
I am not worried
about where this technological trip is taking us, though. I know that
all roads lead to the same place. We are children of eternity and
eventually we all must return to God and His Love. Our smart phones and
social media won’t be making the trip with us, either.
The only things we can take with us are what
we have learned and the love we have shared. The only computer we will
be carrying into the next life is the software of our souls.
Don’t give your life
over to technology then. Instead use technology to help you share your
love, shine your light, and spread your joy. Use it to help others and
make this world a better place. Use it in a way that makes God smile and
the angels sing. And then after you are done turn it off. Remember, what
is essential is inside of you. You may be a child of technology, today
but you are child of eternity, forever!
By: Joseph J.