The Electronic Being

February 11, 2013
by Rosemary Hagedorn

I love my computer. I pound those keys on the keyboard in order to create sentences, paragraphs, and finally, a story, whether it is a made-up story for my grandchildren or a devotional from my life experiences.

I love the Internet. I search for information and facts to help me create a story. I enjoy getting e-mails from readers from all over the world, letting me know how my writing has touched their lives and also encouraging me in continuing to do so. I enjoy listening to music on the Internet as well, especially when someone sends a slide presentation of beautiful scenery which has music in the background.

The motherboard is the brains of the computer. It processes and stores the information of all that I have typed, as well as all my stories, letters, and pictures.

The other day, someone sent me a slide show with music. As I turned on my speakers, there was absolute silence. I unplugged the cord and then plugged it in again — no sound. I tried again and again — nothing. I finally gave up. I disconnected the speakers, placed them into a bag and headed off to the nearest computer store. The end result was that the connection was not working anymore and that I needed new speakers. After some time, I purchased a new set of speakers as well as a new keyboard — all on sale! I was a happy camper again.

This incident made me think of our bodies. The motherboard — our brain, our ability to think and communicate instructions to the rest of our body. The speakers — our mouths, our ability to communicate to each other and the rest of the world. The keyboard — our hands, our ability to serve others in many different ways. Our bodies, too, wear down, and we look forward to a place where there is no more pain or sorrow and where every tear will be wiped away, a place where we will have brand new bodies.

2 Corinthians 4:16 – Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. (NASB)

2 Corinthians 5:1 – For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. (NASB)

Prayer: Dear Jesus, sometimes our bodies hurt, and we wonder if things will ever get better. Help us to trust in Your Word, that someday we will see You face to face, where You will wipe away every tear that we have shed and take away every pain that we have endured, and when we will receive a new body — incorruptible and pure. Amen.

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Rosemary Hagedorn <rosyhagedorn@gmail.com>
Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada

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1 Comment

  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    Thank you Rosemary.


    Another good one Rosemary.


    Dear Rosemary: What a glorious day that will be. Can hardly wait!


    Such a wonderful parallel. Thank you and thank you for your encouraging devotional.


    Rosy, I love your analogies! Thanks for blessing us with these encouraging words. Blessings.


    Rosemary, thank you for this timely Devotion. The different writers of these Devotions seem to be speaking to me and reminding me that the best is yet to come! May God, our “motherboard” continue to renew our spirits even though our physical bodies are wearing out.
    (Texas)


    Hi Rosemary,
    It was interesting to me to come across a person who loves a computer.
    Each morning when I pray for the handicapped and their care givers I ask God to keep them constantly and ever aware of the glory of heaven where every one will be perfect and whole: in perfect mind and when the eyes of the blind shall be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped and the lame shall leap like harts. Glorious prospect indeed! One of the great wonder of paradise.
    Keep writing Rosemary.
    God bless.


    Dear Rosemary,
    Today I enjoyed the prayer, and I liked:
    Our bodies, too, wear down, and we look forward to a place where there is no more pain or sorrow and where every tear will be wiped away, a place where we will have brand new bodies.
    2 Corinthians 4:16 – Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. (NASB)
    I’m to go for an “injection” this week. I have no idea what is to be put in or what it should accomplish, but I’ll ask the doctor before he injects. The nurse told me I should have a “ride” home because I could have pain after the injection.
    I’m glad that our Lord is always available to talk to at any moment.
    Thank you.
    Keep writing.


    God bless you for this. It spoke to my situation. I just had surgery. Stay Blessed.


    Oh Rosemary,
    What a devotional. I totally understand and the surprise were the quoted verses of GOD’S word…!!!
    Growing older I am pleased to know and be reminded of FATHER’S home and the room HE has for me, indeed a comfort, but not taken for granted.
    Indeed, though our bodies wear down, like a high mileage car, truck or motorbike, we can take comfort that the new model will never, never wear out.
    FATHER’S mercy, kindness and generosity is beyond words of appreciation and thanks from me.
    I wondered why, some I know with horrid backgrounds do an immediate about face, running from sin, join a church, and receive LORD JESUS, as their SAVIOR in the paths, lanes & roads greeting passers by giving witness of their new found faith and practice. I used to think why so long…because up until the health issues, reminder, like a slap in the face of their mortality, they looked the other way putting their sinful ways deep in the back of their warehouse where our sins are stored we think from FATHER’S sight…who cares? The fact that they received SALVATION is all that matters and that their final days can be peaceful and that they witness as they/we should.
    May FATHER rain down blessings of health, happiness with prosperity. May HIS light shine like a lighthouse through you, directing those who are in harms way to a safe anchorage in the arms of LORD JESUS.
    (Texas, USA)

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