The Ultimate Reboot
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The Ultimate Reboot

After the mail came today I sat down in “my” chair to browse one of the just arrived magazines.  I don’t recall much after settling into the comfort of one of my best friends.  About forty minutes later I heard a door close as my wife came near.  I had the strangest experience.  Sometimes when we take a nap, it’s just a nap and when we awake the day goes on.  But this nap was different.  Just two hours before I had lunch with the conference president. When I awoke from this nap, it was if a whole day had passed.  My day after the nap was starting all over as if someone had pressed a reboot button.   I reboot my computer often.  Rebooting is wonderful.  All manner of computer snags can be resolved by just rebooting.

Beginning a relationship with Jesus is like rebooting one’s life and not just the day.  We learn to forgive and negative feelings about past experiences go away.   We learn to look for good things in others and old friendship are revitalized.  We receive external power from the Holy Spirit and begin to experience victory over old temptations.  We realize that instead of twenty or so more years of life we have an eternity of life ahead of us.  It is the greatest reboot ever.

I often wonder why it is so difficult for some people to accept what Jesus offers.  Perhaps it is because we have been taught that if something sounds too good to be true, it isn’t.  This time it is true.  One of the things I learned in statistics class is rare events occur that do not fit the pattern.  Jesus is one of those rarities.  He is the ultimate reboot.

Written by Roger Bothwell on October 13, 2011

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