I was listening to a radio program that posed this question: What would you do if the grid went down? No cell phones, computers, Face book, television, or anything electric. There would be no money available, food would spoil, and no commodities would be available for purchase.
During the Stock Market crash of 1929, people were jumping out of windows and committing suicide. For at least the last 20 years, every child born has been born into a digital world.
Where is our trust today? Is it in our technology? Is it in our money, stocks, and bonds? If so, that may fail. Our trust must be in the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible tells us, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Did it ever occur to you that this is God’s world, not ours? “If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fullness thereof. (Psalm 50:12) God will do His pleasure. “Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:” (Isaiah 46:9-10)
It is incumbent for us to plan for the future, but to remember who holds the future. It might be good to brush up on skills that might come in handy if our technology dies.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001