Sunday, May 18, 2008
I think I just may have mentioned that I FINALLY GOT BROADBAND THIS WEEK! To say I am thrilled with it would be a vast understatement. I have been watching videos, listening to music, spending an inordinate amount of time on Youtube .... just doing all the things it was nearly impossible to do with dialup (unless I wanted to tie up the phone line for hours and hours while things downloaded).
And I have been marveling at the powerful way this one piece of technology works. Right at our fingertips we have access to more than we could ever have imagined. We can write to a friend across the ocean and with the click of a mouse it is instantly there! I try to imagine what the reaction would be if my great-grandmother could be transported here just long enough to see this marvelous thing.
This morning C.H. Spurgeon had a word for me that suddenly put all of this "wonder" into perspective: "In Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in Him." Col. 2: 9,10 He wrote with great insight about all that we as Christians have at our disposal. "The fathomless love of the Saviour's heart is every drop of it ours; every sinew in the arm of might, every jewel in the crown of majesty, the immensity of divine knowledge, and the sternness of divine justice, all are ours, and shall be employed for us. The whole of Christ, in His adorable character as the Son of God, is by Himself made over to us most richly to enjoy. His wisdom is our direction, His knowledge our instruction, His power our protection, His justice our surety, His love our comfort, His mercy our solace, and His immutability our trust. He makes no reserve, but opens the recesses of the Mount of God and bids us dig in its mines for the hidden treasures."
All of this is ours because of Jesus. All of it is available to each one of us. I felt so convicted by those words. I have been feeling a bit discouraged lately and instead of going to the source of all power I have withdrawn. Instead of praying and reading the word I have allowed my feelings to govern my actions. I have but to whisper His Name and He is there with everything I could possibly need.
Technology may be impressive, but it is nothing compared to the incomparable One who longs to give us treasure beyond our wildest imaginations - if only we would ask.