My cousin Yasmina sent me a message and I have edited it slightly but I thought it was worth sharing, enjoy!
So my iphone just decided to turn off and just wouldn’t turn on. I tried plugging it in, I tried connecting it to my computer, holding the on/off button down. Nothing. I started to panic. Tomorrow is my first day of class. I teach at 8am and there is NO way I will wake up on time if I don’t have my phone alarm. I don’t know anyone around here that could help me. It’s freaking 6pm on Martin Luther King so all the stores by my place are closed. I panicked big time as I realized how much I need my phone. SO I shot up a prayer half believing God could fix technology, half worrying about what I was going to do. You know what, it turned on. I know this sounds dumb but it made me think.
Why don’t I feel the same way about God as I do about my phone? I mean seriously, I would be Lost without it– LITERALLY- it gets me places. It wakes me up, It holds all my photos, contact numbers, emails.We’re in synch. Losing it would be like losing a limb.
I never imagined I would ever be so dependent on technology, in fact I used to hate people like me.
I also thought about how much that phone cost me. I mean yeah I got an upgrade an all but I’ m BROKE. I cant afford another one!! Got me thinking: If only I felt the same way about my salvation and God’s gift on the cross to me as I did about my phone. My life would be totally different. My choices and decisions would be completely different. If only I realized, I mean REALIZED, what that cost.
Wow! Isn’t that powerful? The truth of the cross hit her right between the eyes. Christ’s death should interrupt our lives. It should cause us to think differently.
What is more, I continue to consider all these things as a loss for the sake of the what is far more valuable, knowing the Messiah Jesus, my Lord. It is because of him that I have experienced the loss of all those things. Indeed, I consider them rubbish in order to gain the Messiah (ISV)