“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” ~ James 1:5
“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” ~ I Corinthians 10:31
When I was a kid, my all-time favorite cartoon was Inspector Gadget. My hero from the show was the brainiac little girl, Penny, who solved all the crimes for her bumbling, cyborg-esque uncle.
One of the things that Penny had at her disposal was a computer “book” – a super powerful computer that looked, on the outside, just like a regular book. She also had a watch that allowed her to video chat with her sidekick dog. She was a gadget girl before our culture had gadgets to be obsessed with.
And yet, it wasn’t until the other day when my little boy picked up my iPad (with it’s green, book-like cover) and brought it to me, asking to play with my “book,” that it really hit me – twenty short years later, we have arrived at the technology that in my childhood was only available through the magic of cartoons. I’m not the first person to come to this conclusion – after a little bit of Googling, I was able to find iPad wallpaper that was designed to look just like Penny’s computer book had.
It’s mindboggling to think about how far and fast technology has come in the past few decades. It’s an explosion moving at a rate that’s almost impossible to track – and difficult to predict where the trajectory will take us. But it’s so important that we remember that wisdom in anything comes from God – and that all we do, even with our gadgets (or, more often, especially with our gadgets) should be done for His glory, not our own.
Even though you may not be a Steve Jobs-type creative genius – I know I’m sure not – you still have super powers at your disposal that were unheard of fifty years ago. The power to gain knowledge and communicate in the blink of an eye. To share, say and do things almost faster than you can think. In all that you do, whatever you do, be sure you use that power for good, to glorify God.