“God, high above, sees far below; no matter the distance, he knows everything about us. Yesterday morning at 6:00 a.m.” Psalm 138:6
Early yesterday morning, I received a phone call from my grandson in New Jersey. He was wise enough to figure out how to call me on his iPod, but not knowledgeable enough to understand the difference in time from the East to the West. I am amazed how savvy our children are with electronics. Soon after giving up the baby bottle, toddlers have a device in his or her hands.
Later in the day the same guys (8 and 6) contacted me on FaceTime, and I had a chance to watch them act silly for a few minutes.
Technology was not a part of my childhood. My earliest memory of a phone was a big wooden box hanging on the wall and a “ring tone” of two longs and a short. We kids kept our hands off the phone used to communicate, not chat, because of the other farm families on the same party line. I’ve progressed to the technological world and am grateful for my iPad, iPhone, laptop and desk top computers.
I am concerned about the communication abilities of our future generation. Can they communicate God through prayer? FaceTime is not an option, but texting is possible. After all, God knows our thoughts before we do.
Lord, help us balance our life of technology and face-to-face communication. Amen