Would you believe I spent a night recently, dreaming that I was using a computer to grocery shop? I had a
grocery list, and was working on a computer that would direct me to where each item was, and keeping a running total of the
Trouble was…I was finding flaws in the plan, and was working to get it right. For example, I wondered
whether you should make a space, or not, between items like “ice cream.” With a space between, would it direct
me to “ice,” and also to “cream.” Of course that wouldn’t work, so I was getting the bugs out
of this new system, if you’ll pardon the expression.
I’m sure my mind was doing all this in my sleep, because the day before, I had two persons looking for
an item for me at the local grocery,
and even they couldn’t find it.
Much is said in the Bible about knowledge, and most of it is good. But in one place, Solomon says “For
in much wisdom is much grief; and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.” (Eccl 1:18). As great as computers
are (they’ll even underline a word you misspell, and show you how to correct it) it has weaknesses. It has a lot of
trouble with my biblical words; words like “thy” and “increaseth” don’t compute, unless you
add them to the system.
There’s no telling what computers will lead to…things even our brains can’t dream up at
present. The world changes for good and bad; leaders change. But one thing we can count on; Christ never changes. “Yesterday,
today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). It’s interesting to note that the word “yesterday” is only in the
Bible nine times; it’s not even in the book of Revelation. Take heart in the fact that the Christian’s word is
“tomorrow,” when all trouble; even politics, will be over and we’ll live in a Heavenly Place. Stay ready.
Incidentally, I recently dreamed that I was dreaming. But that’s another story.