Computers:”Write The Vision And Make It Plain Upon Tables”

Computers-Tablets- Steve Jobs and the Gospel?

The word “tables” in Habakkuk 2:3 is from a root word that means “to glisten,” a “tablet.”

God have Moses the words we refer to as Ten Commandments on “tablets.”

Brings a whole new perspective on the words also from the Bible, “nothing new under the sun.”

It took thousands of years, but the Steve Jobs of the world have finally caught up. Now there are tablets everywhere The Ipad, Kindle Fire, Droid and that is just to name a few.

So just maybe I don’t feel quite so bad about being sixty and still trying to play catch-up with a fast moving and ever changing technological world


My first experience with a computer was several years ago. James and I had just become the managers of a food bank in Texas. Someone donated a computer so you can imagine what we started with. I don’t even remember the name of the computer, but it already had a free operating system on it.

Wow! No more statements written by hand and all those reports could be just a click away from being very quickly completed.

So I got to work trying to bring our little food bank and all the paperwork into the era of the “world wide web.”

Much to my dismay, (and the amusement of many others) after hitting the “help” button one time too many, a message appeared on the screen: “I’ve given you all the help I can; why don’t you ask a human.” (no kidding)

Well, it would be several years later after moving back to Mississippi that we actually bought our first PC. What an adventure! We could not wait to get started on our own. We could not attend any classes because we were too busy working.

Fortunately by then our children became our teachers. Their generation took to the tech world like a duck takes to water. They seem to be “wired” different than our generation. It almost seemed like they instinctively knew what to do.

We ask them so many questions that finally, you guessed it, they said to us, “We’ve given you all the help we can, why don’t you ask a computer.”

Next, it was our grandchildren. If I didn’t know better, I would think they were born knowing hour to “copy and paste.” They helped us with our cell phones, VCR’s, DVD players, and computers. The only trouble is they are so fast, we don’t know what they did or how they did it!

So, here we are now, trying to learn how to text, tweet and blog as we make our way into the technological world of the twenty-first century.

On a serious note, I am very glad to be where I am. I’m glad to be a part of the “baby-boom” generation. We learned great work ethics and we have produced some of the greatest innovators of all time.

Our son was a data processor in the Air Force with main frame and punch cards. He really knows how to appreciate Steve Jobs and Apple computers.

Wait a minute! Wasn’t there something about an apple in the Book of Genesis in the Garden of Eden?

Which brings me to the next chapter in our continuing journey. My husband bought an Apple Mac Book and they both lived happily ever after.

the gospel and tablets 





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Meet Madlyn Strickland

Madlyn Strickland has written 2 posts in this blog.

I am happily married to James, mother of three and grandmother (Nana) of six. I homeschool my grandchildren and I love network marketing. We are Christians and love to share the good news of Grace.

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