Genesis 1:27 (New International Version)
So God created
mankind in his own image,
in the image of
God he created them;
male and female
he created them.
Computers are a wonderful mystery.
We love the informational possibilities of the Internet. We
love being able to communicate our friends all around the world via e-mail. We
love playing Solitaire.
But most of us have no idea how it all works. And when it
doesn’t work ... well, that’s even more of a mystery. Albeit not especially wonderful.
One time comes to mind that was really frustrating. The new
HP printer would not scan photos and communicate with my computer.
I made a few phone calls, and got bounced from service
representative to technician back to service representative again. Eventually I
was TOLD that they could download a program to my computer through the
Internet, but would have to allow them to take control of her keyboard for a
A box appeared on my screen, asking for permission for
the technician to take over my computer.
“At first it was a little frightening “It was like they
were inside my computer talking to me.
I went ahead and clicked the “yes” box and allowed the tech
to have their way with my computer.
“It was amazing and fun to watch the little arrow moving
around my screen as I sat there with my hands in my lap,”. “Even though the
tech was miles away maybe even thousands of miles away the technician was going
through my computer changing files and accessing whatever he needed as he moved
throughout my computer. I mostly had no
idea what he was doing, but clearly he did. So I sat there and turned my
computer over to him and let him do what he needed to do.”
In just a few minutes the job was done, and the control
of my computer was returned to me, with the printer working.
“There is no way I could have done all of that myself,” “Not
in a million years. All that clicking, controlling all of those menus, going
places that I didn’t even know existed on my computer – there’s no way I could
have done that, not even with a book of instructions. The best and safest thing
for me to do was to back off and let an expert run the show.
As we look at it, it’s the same way with God. While we do
a pretty good job with our lives most of the time, there are moments when we’re
in way over our heads. At such times it’s probably a good idea to turn the
controls over to Him, and then to back off and let the Expert run the show.
After all, it’s His show, and He knows what He’s doing.”
Even though sometimes it’s all a wonderful mystery to us.
Dear Lord we pray that we would turn all things over to
You the expert. In Jesus’ name, Amen.