Disconnected

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I refuse to whine about my ‘first world’ problems!

Ok, that’s not true.

Last Friday at 4:30 in the afternoon a limb fell in front of my house and snapped the cable line, sending it to the ground. I also receive my internet via the cable. And Maggy has been out of town all week. So it’s been me and the dogs and no internet, no cable. It’s driving me crazy.

I keep waiting for a notice from AT&T that I’ve overloaded my data plan because I’m wearing my iPhone out while I’m at the house. I realize I do a lot of my work at home – more than I thought I did. I don’t miss TV that much (I did manage to attach an indoor antennae and can catch about 10 channels free of charge! That will have to be another post!). But I have missed the internet activities I enjoy so much. I noticed my computer is kind of lame without an internet connection. I’m noticing I’m kind of lame without an internet connection.

I’ve been on the phone trying to get Comcast to get that repair made. I’ve talked to “Aries” via the chat box. I’ve talked to some nice lady in Iran or India or someplace. And I talked to another dude who couldn’t seem to be of much help. Amazingly, it was “Aries” who actually got me a day / time on the calendar. The same Aries who thought that it was odd that a limb fell and disconnected my line.

Anyway … I’m just thinking out loud here … but as uncomfortable and disturbed as I am that I’ve been disconnected from the universe because of a snapped limb …

I wonder how disturbed any of us are when we are disconnected from the One who made the universe … without a data plan no less?

Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear.  But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.~ Isaiah 59:1-2

So I missed a lot of great TV this week … have I been more upset about that than the times I’ve let my own sin cause there to be distance in my relationship with God? I guess I do know that the One who has saved me and loves me more than I love myself is only a whisper away. Comcast, however, is working on their 10-day quick action plan.

What if there was a ten day waiting period for forgiveness? Would I panic more then?

I guess I shouldn’t be too worried about being disconnected from hundreds of channels of drivel … and be more grateful for opportunity to connect with my Father. And eat up my iPhone battery.

Thanks for reading,

John

 

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