Today’s ZOOM meeting — the one I was hosting — had to be cancelled. At the very last minute. It was no surprise to You, Lord. But it was to me.
Our satellite Internet at home on the mountain won’t support that technology. I had made arrangements to use the conference room of a business nine miles away. A business in the valley with high-speed Internet.
Although it is a holiday weekend, they had assured me they would be open today. I showed up 15 minutes before my meeting. The door was locked. A sign was posted. “Closed for staff holiday.”
Oops. Guess they forgot to tell me. 🙁 🙂
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
At least I could call and email everyone to let them know it was a NO GO. People in four different states, hundreds of miles apart, got the word within minutes. And that amazing fact got me thinking…
Technology has changed our lives in amazing ways, Lord. Instantaneous connections, not just from state-to-state but around the world. What if the same technology had been available to Your very first disciples?
“Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” (Jeremiah 33:3)
How much faster would news of Your miracles have spread, Lord, if the beneficiaries had taken “selfies” with You and posted them on Facebook?
How much faster would the Gospel accounts in the Bible have “come together” if Matthew, Mark, Luke and John had dictated into their iPhones the words Your Spirit inspired?
How much faster would the early believers have welcomed Paul into the “ranks” if You had texted them about Your encounter with Saul of Tarsus on the Damascus Road?
Then again… even without all that technology, they turned the world upside down!
Because of Your Spirit, Lord.
“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
How many FB friends would You have had, Lord? More than the platform could have handled! Thankfully, we won’t ever need to know the answer to that question. Because You’re a Friend in a way Facebook could never duplicate.
“One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a Friend who sticks closer than a brother.” (Proverbs 18:24)
“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends… I no longer call you servants, because a servant doesn’t know his Master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from My Father I have made known to you.” (John 15:13,15)
How do You do it, Lord? Leave me feeling like I’m Your one-and-only BFF… when I know I’m one among many millions???
Friend me, You have… BIG TIME! 🙂