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Friday, February 7, 2020


Technology, Love It or Hate It!
Pastor B.J. Knefley

Life, from birth to death is affected in some way by technology. It appears to confront us at every step we take. Everything we touch, everything we do is affected by it. Some of us may not know what an iPod, MP3 player or smart phone is, but I assure you that your children and grandchildren do. Terms like gigabytes and megabytes might sound like a new type of cracker or cookie but I assure they are not. Technology affects the kitchen appliances, motor vehicles, entertainment, and even the laundry room. Gone are the days of the backyard mechanic. If your dash lights up with the words, “Check Engine” what do you do? Without the proper equipment you are troubleshooting in the dark to fix it. Instead the only remedy is to find someone who has the gismo that when plugged in will give you the code that in turn will indicate which component subsequently caused the “Check Engine” light to come on. Usually that will mean a trip to some repair shop or the local auto parts store who will give you the information you need in hopes you will buy the part from them. That is assuming you have ability to tackle the mechanical aspects of your car.

Change is always a given. It is always happening, and it affects every aspect of our life. However, there is one thing that does not change and that is Jesus Christ. Hebrews 13:8 state, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever”. Even his plan and thoughts stand firm, (Psalm 33:11), as does his mercy and faithfulness, (Psalm 89:2). The point is simple. In this ever-changing world, somethings will never change. His faithfulness, mercy, love, and thoughts for you yesterday are the same for you today. Regardless of what you’ve done. No matter how far away you think you are He’s still for you. Don’t believe me? Read the story of the parodical son, the woman at the well or the one caught in adultery. The religious police will try to condemn you, but He won’t. He, like the father of the prodigal son, still stands with open arms welcoming you to himself. So even though technology is taking over so much of our lives, He remains our hope and everlasting refuge. Think about it.


Anonymous said...

Amen! Thank you!

Debi Shepard said...

Amen Bernie, There’s always a place for us in our Father’s arms & Theres always a place for us in our Fathers House.You are 100% right, Our Father never leaves us nor forsakes us ! His mercies He renews every morning !

Anonymous said...

I've had moments when I ignored my "check soul" light from time to time. Guess I don't know the answers but I know He Who does. Time to take myself to the Master Mechanic. Thanks reverend.