Finding God in technology was as much a surprise to me as it was to my husband. It all started the day our printer and copy machine crashed. Time to make a Staples run! So off we went with debit card in hand and not a clue about which brand to buy. The salesman was polite and informative. He spoke our language—that of a white-haired couple who hadn’t kept up with the latest innovations. We looked at a machine that could Fax, copy, scan and print! Such a deal. But who would set it up?
“No problem.” The clerk told me about the tech guy whose job it is to help folks like us—and for only $79.99. I gulped hard but then, what choice did I have? I could not possibly do this on my own, and my husband, a tech expert during the 1950s, was no help.
However, we faced an obstacle. The tech man was out with the flu and would be down for several days, at least. Sigh! We bought the machine while it was on sale and stowed the box in our office, willing to wait. But that night I lay in bed wondering if I should give it a whirl. I awakened the next morning with the distinct impression that God was nudging me to go for it and he’d guide me. So I crept out of bed while my husband was still sleeping, followed the instructions to the letter and then took a deep breath, turned on the machine, and printed out a copy. We were in business—God and me!
Finding God in technology was pure joy. His words from the Bible came true once again. “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you” Hebrews 13:5).
Enjoy this inspiring You Tube video from the Maranatha Singers on the blessings of God in all things.
©Karen O’Connor. Karen is a multi-book author, writing mentor, and a lifelong learner. You can visit Karen at www.karenoconnor.com