Thursday, June 12, 2008

Age of Electronics

A few weeks ago, we borrowed my parents digital camcorder to record Kalie's preschool graduation. As we were driving home from their house in Mahtomedi, Brian and I were discussing how we had to plug it in to charge it for the next day. The next morning, graduation day, Kalie was sitting in my room while I was putting on my makeup. I had the television on to the Today Show and they were talking about Cord Blood Stem Cell banking (the process of saving the umbilical cord after a baby is born to use the blood for other life saving purposes). Remembering a conversation she had with Brian not too long ago, Kalie said, "remember when dad cut Caleb's umbilical cord after he was born, mom? (that was a pretty interesting conversation for her) Well, mom, did dad do that because Caleb was done charging?"

We just live in the age where everything has to be charged, phones, cameras, ipods etc. But what an interesting concept of people being charged. I could really use a plug-in right about now. I feel like my battery is completely drained at this point. It has been many hard weeks of waiting on the Lord to provide a job for Brian. My kids are starting to feel it. We all have a heavy weight about us. We have grown weary. But a verse in Isaiah says "...those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint" (Isaiah 40:31 NLT). So today, I need to plug myself in to God, He will give me the "charge" I need to keep myself from growing weary.

Please see this link I read this this morning (it was actually yesterdays devo) after I wrote this blog.


kim said...

Great blog. Charge up, friend, charge up!

Jeanine said...

Little minds with amazing thoughts! I love how kids think. Enjoy your "charging up." God will provide...he's just waiting for the best possible opportunity for Brian and your family. He will not fail.