John 1:1-4 – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. (NKJV)
I needed a computer technician to fix my Internet security software. Watching him go from screen to screen, from page to page, with writings and numbers and codes for what to do next, I was taken by all the technology before me and the skill that this young man possessed, as if it were just a toy for him to play with. I inquired quietly how he knew so much. He answered that in his business, he has to be abreast of new developments in modern technology all the time. He also explained that he has to use every minute of his time to keep up with his e-mails that amount to 500-plus a day! He can do that when driving. His hands are not needed while he listens to and answers the information that the device is feeding to him. Just by saying a word, the device deletes or saves a message.
That is way over my head, and I can only imagine what really goes on in the huge world of speedy electronic communication. Humans are skilled creators, searching new frontiers and inventing things never before built or made.
But wait! Something much more huge is way over my head! Something opens before me to see beyond the beyond, how God the Creator used His Word to make heaven and earth and everything in them; how everything under the sun is in synchronized motion in time and seasons; how every little detail is with purpose and meaning; how DNA codes provide instructions for the development of every living thing; and how wonderfully He made human beings to marvel at His handiwork and all the earth's wonders!
But in all the technical wizardry of creation, one thing was broken: how to get people back to worship the God Who gave them the breath of life. God never was without an answer. He made a way for the fallen, sinful people to return to His grace by sending His only beloved Son Jesus to be the proprietor of salvation for all who believe that He is the way, the truth, and the life! Whoever believes in Him would not perish in their sin but have everlasting life. Note the two outcomes: perishing or everlasting life — heaven or hell! We shall occupy one or the other. Simple instructions! Not hard to understand! Every soul must repent to be saved, and the consequences of not doing so are not nice. Let's choose to believe in Jesus!
Prayer: Lord God, make known to us in simple ways what our life entails here and hereafter. Open our lips to confess and repent of our sin and doubt. It is clear that it will be better to be in Your presence now and always! In the name of Jesus, our Saviour, we pray. Amen!
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