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I admit that my mind is racing. I have lots on my mind, little to do, and lots of time to do it in. Wait! Stop! Reverse that! I have lots to do and little time to do it in. My trip with the kids is coming up soon, and I have lots to do before we leave.
I spent the day making pin trading books, and tomorrow evening will be spent making back packs. I cut out the material today, and it shouldn’t take too long to get the sewing done.
I’ve also been working on cutting down the amount of “stuff” on my iPhone. I’m not taking my laptop with, so I want the maximum amount of space available for pictures and videos. As I went item-by-item to decide what to keep, I contemplated my experience with some of the apps that use GPS to determine how far it is to the nearest churro cart or bathroom. Yes, I’ve even used some apps to see how far it is from my home to the nearest Disneyland churro cart, and it is much farther than I’d like!
Along with getting ready for our trip, DD11 and I are reading through the Bible in 90 days. As I was reading about David and Saul tonight, I started thinking and wondering about how it would have played out with our current technology. To start with, David wouldn’t have had to take food to his brothers to find out that Goliath was looking for someone to fight. I’m sure that several of Saul’s army would have been on Twitter very quickly. I can only imagine the tweet… “Super-tall enemy giant looking for a soldier to come fight him. Hurry!”
Yes. I can imagine David putting his iPhone in his pocket and rushing over to fight Goliath. Maybe, if his harp were broken, he would even have a harp app to play for Saul. But the main thing that I think would have changed things would have been the GPS. Think of all the times that David had to hide. He didn’t know exactly where Saul was. What if David had that iPhone, and Jonathan slipped him Saul’s MobileMe account name and password. David could pull up his “Find My iPhone” app, put in Saul’s information, and track his every movement. Could you imagine David saying to his men, “Men! Get further back in the cave! Here comes Saul!” Of course, we all know that Saul would have gotten David long before then because he would have had the phone company triangulate David’s position with cell towers.
Now, I’m not trying to be sacrilegious. The point is that God was (and is) always in control. David didn’t have GPS capabilities. He had God to tell him where to go and who would turn him in. In 1 Sam. 23:12, David asks the Lord if the men of Keilah will turn him over to Saul. The Lord replied that they would, so David and his men left and went wherever they could. Even though David had nothing, the Lord took care of him. He provided food, lodging, a weapon, and even wives for David. There were many times that Saul could have harmed David, but the Lord protected him and kept him safe. David didn’t need the “cool” gadgets of today because He had something much better!