George Jetson lives!

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I grew up with the Jetsons.  I mean the cartoon family, their boy Elroy, Astro the dog, and “Jane, stop this crazy thing”, etc.  One of the staples of that futuristic show was the TV/phone where you could see the person you were speaking with. 

Yeah, right.

So here I find myself still alive and well, video chatting with my daughter half a continent away.  It’s amazing, regardless of the pixelatingly bad reception they get in L.A.   However, one day I set up to “call” and noticed my image was upside down.  This is unfortunate, as I would really like for my one-year-old granddaughter to recognize me right-side-up when she sees me again. 

I tried everything I knew how, and just about everything I didn’t know how and went online to learn.  I even resorted to turning the laptop upside down, but that proved less than efficient, since it positions the camera in the wrong place. 

Hurray for Geek Squad!!   They had to take complete wireless control of my computer, which meant I could see the cursor moving around on its own and windows popping up and closing.  This solution is definitely NOT for someone with trust issues.

After about two and a half hours, my image flipped!  Yea!  Maybe now my granddaughter won’t think I’m a circus performer hanging from a trapeze when I talk to her (which, come to think of it, could get me some good credit with my granddaughter, I suppose.)

I kind of got to thinking about it, and hey!  Whaddya know! 

  • The image of God in each of us is upside down, out of focus, and actually perverted. It wasn’t the original design or intention, but it happened nonetheless.
  • When others see this image, it gets confusing, and causes distress. This is not what it’s supposed to be.  Anger, mistrust, dishonesty, bitterness, hurt, disillusionment.
  • We can try everything, but it won’t work. Self-help books, life coaches, (essential oils….).  Not that any of these things can’t be of use, but of themselves they cannot fix the image of the unseen God that is meant to be within us on the hard-drive.
  • We must surrender to God total control of every corner, every shadow, past/present/future. And it does take time (assuredly more than two and a half hours.)  This is a trust and patience issue.  And really only One has enough patience and is worthy of this much trust for the readjustment process.

King David got this right when he wrote:

“Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me and know my anxious thoughts;
And see if there be any hurtful way in me,
And lead me in the everlasting way.”

I want my precious granddaughter to grow up knowing what I look like, gray hair and all.  But more importantly, I want her to see the clear image of Jesus in me.

And no pixels.

 

New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation

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Author: dawnlizjones

Tends toward TMI, so here's the short list: guitar and banjo (both of which have been much neglected as of late), bicycling (ibid), dogs, very black tea, and contemplating and commenting on deep philosophical thoughts about which I have had no academic or professional training. Oh, also reading, writing, but I shy away from arithmetic.

8 thoughts on “George Jetson lives!”

  1. No pixels in the image of Jesus we project. That is funny and so appropriate. I am a satellite TV guy and pixelization is something I deal with every day. Talk about a reference just making sense. Awesome!

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  2. Dawn, I’ve been a fan of yours many years now, but only recently did I discover “Inspiration with an Attitude”. Now, I’m an even bigger fan. This post (or whatever term I should be using) today has reached deep within me to a battle I’ve been waging for years. Thanks to your insightful comments, I have a better, deeper understanding of why I need to be victorious. Thank you for allowing all of us to see Jesus in you and for letting Him work through you. Bless you, my friend.

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