In my “man room” – a place where I can maintain a permanent mess without being chastised – there is a large jumble of wires twice the size of a basketball. It is a wonderful source of needed speaker wires, computer cables, electric cords, wi-fi connectors, etc. This morning I was thinking of putting all of those perfectly good wires in a large plastic bag for the trash man. But, I kept saying to myself, as surely as I do it tomorrow I will need one and there isn’t any Radio Shack anymore to replace one. Then I realized all the gadgets I have that need wires are wired and any new thing I might get will not need a wire because of the cloud. If I put a shopping list on my PC, behold, it appears on my phone. Wires are becoming obsolete.
I was walking my dog in the forest when suddenly I received a cell phone call. I was immediately reminded of Psalm 138. “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.” For thousands of years God has been wirelessly communicating with us. That still small voice doesn’t even need our ears. And we think we are so clever. We are still millennia behind.
So I think I shall throw away my ball of wires. My “man room” will be so much neater.
Written by Roger Bothwell on January 5, 2016
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