Last Saturday morning the Satellite Internet I use had no signal.
I didn’t think much about it because, even though it was clear weather here, there could have been a problem at the uplink.
Besides Linda and I were about to leave for Lufkin.
When I arrived back home several hours later the Internet still wasn’t working.
I rebooted the modem but it didn’t help.
I began to inspect the outside components. It had been windy so maybe the dish had worked loose and turned a bit. It was solid.
I started checking the connectors. The one at the dish seemed tight and secure.
However when I wiggled the coax wire outside the entry point on the house, the connector came apart and I saw a spark.
A trip back inside revealed that the modem was now completely dead.
I called repair and Tuesday was the earliest day it could be repaired.
Now I know that there are many that live without any Internet but Linda and I are not two of them. I use the Internet for entertainment like Facebook, information like the weather, and for studying for sermons.
I pay bills online and use email to communicate with others.
I also could not send my Morning Thought. It takes the Internet to do a blog!
I felt cut off.
It funny; while reading my New Living Translation Bible I came upon a scripture that mentions being cut off.
My heart is filled with bitter sorrow and unending grief for my people, my Jewish brothers and sisters. I would be willing to be forever cursed—cut off from Christ!—if that would save them. Rom 9:2-3
I would rather not be cut off from the Internet. I find it too useful of a tool in everyday life.
And I certainly would not want to be cut off from Christ. I understand what Paul is saying and the intense love he had for his people.
I also think about how many have cut off themselves from God. They don’t think about His forgiveness or salvation; they don’t pray, read the Bible, or attend church fellowship.
The day will come when they will wish they had not cut off Christ.
Well, back to my repair job – they came and within a few minutes I was reconnected to the world via the Internet.
Hmmm… shouldn’t you and I be spiritual repairmen and help reconnect others to God?