09 Feb Disrespected by a Computer
My wife and I are using the Wii fitness program. It really is an amazing technological tool. One stands on what amounts to a very sensitive scale that not only records one’s weight but continually monitors one’s center of balance. Most of the exercises are done while standing on the scale. It likes my wife but ridicules me. It says nice things to her but not only does it tell me I am overweight it tells me I am obese. The on-screen character representing my wife looks great. Mine looks like the Pillsbury Dough Boy. It has gone so far as to call me a novice, an amateur and a couch potato. It tells me I am as fit as a 76 year old and goes “Ou” when I step on. Life is tough when even a computer disrespects me. I feel like Rodney Dangerfield.
At least I know one place where I will always be respected. Matthew 10:32 says, “Whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven.” It doesn’t get any better than that. That is the highest level of respect one could ever desire. Jesus will stand before the Almighty God of the Universe and hold up our names. Again in Revelation 3:5 Scripture adds angels to the list of those whom Jesus will so honor.
I don’t know anyone who relishes being disrespected. It’s something I try to remember every time I go into a classroom. When we respect students they will return it. Everyone is unique. There never has been and never will be another like you and you will be honored and respected in heaven. How grand!
Written by Roger Bothwell on February 24, 2009.
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