“No other gods, only me. No carved gods of any size, shape, or form of anything whatever…” Deuteronomy 5:7,8 (The Message Bible)
According to the Merriam-Webster iPad app, the lower case “god” means a person or thing of supreme value. One might say I have come to worship my iPad as a god. I do value this 1.6-pound wonder as a supreme tool in which I use nearly 100% of its battery power each day.
An iPad is driven by the use of applications “apps.” I consider an app to be a mode of discovery, transportation, implementation, education, amusement, entertainment, and a source for spiritual growth. It accompanies me nearly everywhere I go, including to bed where I cuddle it and read from the Kindle app.
Is my iPad a god? Not really. It’s just a hunk of plastic, glass, and electronic components designed by a team of brilliant computer geeks. But it is a god-thing…something I believe God led me to get me organized. And, because of the Bible Gateway app, Wi-Fi and 3G cellular access, and my Apple Bluetooth wireless keyboard, no matter where I go (such as my screen porch or the lake in my neighborhood), I can write and post Daily Meditation Moments. Certainly, God must approve of my love affair with my iPad.
Dear Lord, thank you for the technological gadgets that assists me in serving you. Amen.