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“What is it like to be a Christian?”
“It is like being a pumpkin. God picks you from the patch, brings you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. Then He cuts off the top and scoops out all the yucky stuff. He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, and greed. Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see.” — Anonymous
…The ones who backup their computers, and the ones who wish they did.” — My Computer Guy this past Saturday.
I don’t know if it was a particular virus that crashed my system this past week or if my home computer hard drive just gave up the ghost, but I’m just trying not to think about all the wonderful memories that might be forever lost. All the family pictures especially. All those hours of patient editing, etc. Until the Computer Guy says he can’t recover anything, my Wife and I are still holding on to a small chance that he can recover our files.
I thought of those verses this weekend that talk about the danger of storing up our treasures on earth rather than Heaven and that where my treasure is there will my heart be also. (Matthew 6:19-21) I suppose the same holds true for the virtual world. I need to make make sure my priorities are in order. At least I didn’t lose everything because my home burned down or anything like that, but failure to prepare the possibility of a serious computer system malfunction has been a hard lesson learned.
The ironic thing is that I thought I was more than protected, but more than one anti-virus program is not generally good for computer systems and may have contributed to the meltdown. (Another thing I learned from the Computer Guy.) Oh, well. We live and we learn, and I for one will never make that mistake again.
Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: And if Christ be not risen, then our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.
And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished. If in the this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. I Corinthians 15:12-19