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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Modern Technology

Last night when I got home, the internet wouldn't work.  It had been a long, long day.

I left Tipton at 11:00 a.m., after picking up our youngest child for a doctor's appointment that he and I both had for allergies.  The appointment was in Lawton.  We were at the appointment for 2 1/2 hours, just filling out papers, giving information to the nurse, and doing some tests....then finally seeing the doctor.  We finally ate lunch at 3:00 p.m. - both of us more than ready to eat (poor planning on my part - I might add!). 

From Lawton we headed to Blair for a baseball game of our oldest son - two to be exact.  Each game was an hour and a half limit, but in between our two games, the other two teams played each other.  So, at 8:00 p.m. we left Blair, stopped at Altus for a few things and supper (that's dinner to some of you :), and finally home at 9:15 p.m.  We were exhausted. Our other three family members had their own things going on here and they were just getting home, as well.

So, back to the downed internet.  Everything I had planned to do when I got home was suddenly "gone".  I couldn't post a blog, I couldn't post a recipe on my family recipe blog, and I couldn't look up some of the information I wanted to about the doctor's visit.  I couldn't look up the school online schedule that I wanted to see either.

Isn't it amazing out dependent some of us are on the internet?  I am, for sure!  Yet, I have a friend - also with four children - who doesn't have it at all.  She gets by just fine, but I miss it when it's gone!

I was thinking though.  So many things are "gone" from my life when the internet is off, but none of the things that are truly important:  God is still here with me.  His Son is by His side and in my heart.  His Word is close by and ready to be opened and read.  My family is here.  My friends are here.  YOU are still there - although I wouldn't be able to communicate with you in the same way.  In other words, you and I don't have to have the things the internet provides.  That is not what is important in life.  Yes, for me, it makes many things more convenient....but it's not a necessity. 

I realize that in some places it may be a necessity because without the internet they can not function in a business sense. 

When I woke up this morning, the internet was back.  I was glad, but still want to remember that all I really need are what the internet can not provide. All we really need is God, Jesus, and the Bible.  He also blesses us with families and friends. Those things are what really matter.


A.Marie said...

I know...I love my internet also. Without it, I would have never met such wonderful people! :)

Great post! :)

Wa Wa Waughs said...

Yes, I am so addicted to it myself. I think it has taken the place of TV entertainment for me! Good reminder!

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