The other day my iphone stopped working. It was early in the morning and I had an incredibly busy day ahead. There were many conversations that I had to have and many calls I was waiting a return call from. Needless to say I was a bit perplexed. I called my carrier and before you know it, I was on the phone with the manufacturer of my phone and my carrier at the same time. They were trying everything to get my phone working. Fortunately it was Spring Break and my daughter was home so her phone was working. It was at that moment, with no connection of my own to the outside world, that i felt the uncomfortable sense of being an outsider. I have no home phone as I just use my cell. So I was truly lost. What did I ever do before cell phones? How did I survive without being able to talk to someone right now without even getting up off the couch?
Technology has advanced and to be honest with you, it has me in its grip. Gone are the days in informal banter and superfluous dialogue. Now I send a text message. I leave a voice mail. I send an email. Why I don't have to have a regular conversation at all. I am so busy sending and returning these messages, updating my Facebook status and writing my blog. I need to see some people! I need to say NO to tech-NO-logy!
Maybe you are technodependent like me. You are so wired that you are always tired. Jesus said come to me all of you that are weary and overwhelmed by troubles. I will give you rest. To be disconnected from the world is to be connected to Christ...if you want to talk to Him. My light and momentary phone troubles were working out for me a far greater lesson that day. The lesson...I am never alone and I am NOT an outsider. I am part of a great and wonderful family of faith! And two hours later and a lot of prayer, I was once again talking on my phone...it just started working again!