Computers are a funny thing. I have a love-hate relationship with mine. You either love them or hate them. Every now and then they will mess up and things begin to go south really quick. You know when it’s coming too. Maybe you are just starting a download, or you are moving files, or even worse you are just about to save your document, and then you see it coming. You first notice that the cursor is moving to slow. The screen may flicker ever so slightly. The words you are typing are seriously dragging behind. And then it happens. Nothing is moving. Your mouse is frozen. The keyboard is not responding. You can’t see it, but your computer is making faces at you. Everything you are doing has come to a grinding halt.
Your computer has decided to go on lockdown mode. That’s right your computer has locked up. It may be the most frustrating thing that can happen to us while trying to get a little work done. If you are like me, panic sets in, and then pure terror. It is fear that you can’t even begin to imagine. However, all of that seems to subside when we all remember that there is a wonderful little button on every computer called the reset button, or what I refer to as, the reboot button. When you push that little button, magic happens, that’s right I said it, magic happens. The screen goes black, but only for a few seconds, and then bam, you are back in business. Your computer is singing again, making those wonderful little cooing sounds that they make. Then there is that beautiful blue screen that sends a love message to you that your computer is “Restarting”, then you just know it’s all going to be OK! Your windows screen pops back up and bingo, you’re clicking away again, it’s
You know, God lets us do that too. He has His own way of letting us hit the reboot button. In fact, there are several people in the Bible that God allowed to push the reboot button. Moses pushed that button after he committed murder. Naomi had to push that button after losing her husband and sons. David had to use the reboot button after committing adultery and murder. Then there was Peter, he too had to use that button after denying Christ three times. I’m ashamed to tell you that even I have had to use the reboot button. Thank God it is there.
1 John 2:1 says, My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: KJV (Total Reboot)
Well, 2019 is here. What do you think about all of us hitting that reboot button this new year? Let’s restart and start fresh. Let’s make sure that we commit to Christ all of our gifts and talents more than we ever have before. Happy New Year!