(full post at dawnlizjones.wordpress.com) l am told that one of the names for this ominous and very frustrating apparition is “The Blue Screen of Death”. I’m sure there have been other endearing epithets, not all printable. And since I am only marginally computer literate, if that, I am 90% dependent on the powers that be to define the problem and get me back on board surfing the web.
Therefore, I have an Ace in my pocket. When all my interventions fail (a process that doesn’t take long) I call the Help Line. It’s paid for, and they know a whole lot more than I do about what’s going on and what to do about it. They are available 24/7, can dumb it down enough to speak my language, and sometimes I can even understand through the thick very non-American accent. Regardless of what part of the world I’m actually connected to, can I say the person on the other end has a “global view” about the inner workings of my computer, whereas I somehow can’t get past the frustration of staring at this blue screen??
Pretty good analogy with life, certainly with mine. Sometimes I get surprised, no, blindsided by circumstances that come from “out of the blue”. Not only do I need clarity as to what is actually going on here, but I also need wisdom to know how to handle it. I need my Help Line, and His name is Jesus. He is available 24/7, totally speaks my language, definitely has an eternal view, and what’s best—it’s paid for, in full, by Him.
God had a similar idea when times were changing for the early Jewish people:
“This is my command— be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9) *
Commands, not suggestions. Kind of like when the Geek Squad rescues my laptop from the creepy blue screen, and puts it back under my command so I can get on with…well, my life.
*Tyndale House Publishers Inc (2008-06-01). The One Year Bible NLT (One Year Bible: Nlt) (Kindle Locations 12076-12077). Tyndale House Publishers. Kindle Edition.