Re: Chaplains Corner
We are in an age of rocketing technology. My parents told me stories about the first radio sets, and how everyone would come from the whole neighborhood to stare in wonder at the first set in town. They remember the first automobile that came to their town as well; it was a Stanley Steamer, and they said you could hear doors slamming all up and down the street as people ran outside to watch it go past.
From my own youth, I remember the first TV set in our area. My sister bought it, and we would all go to her house to watch this marvel of a radio with pictures.
Here in Tennessee, we have a more recent story from Sybil Hardaway in Spring City. She tells: "When cable television became available in our rural area, I ordered the service almost immediately. My friend wasn't as easily convinced, debating whether she could afford the service. "I could stop the daily newspaper," she thought aloud. "I really take it only for the obituaries and it's not worth it. People I know almost never die.""
Every generation has their own technological shocks to get used to. I just read about a young man who was talking to an older man about how different life is now than it used to be. He said "Old man, you just don't understand what it's like growing up today; why when you grew up, you didn't even HAVE personal computers, cell phones or I-pods. You didn't even have the internet, NONE of those things.
The old man replied:
"You're right; we didn't have any of those things. So we got busy and INVENTED them for YOUR generation to benefit from. What are YOU doing for the NEXT generation?"
Technology is a wonderful thing, and something which NONE of us would actually want to live without. But it is important to remember what REAL knowledge is. The Word of God tells us:
Proverbs 2:3-5 (KJV);
"Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God."
Thank you, Lord, for the minds you have blessed us with that can bring such marvels into this world for the benefit of us all.
And be merciful to those that misuse them.
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.