Monday, July 10, 2006

Comparing One's Cell Phone to One's Bible

We all receive an unwanted amount of exhortational/informational/humorous e-mails sent along to us, right? And yet, every once in awhile, one comes along that you like enough to risk alienating your own friends by making them open it up too. Well, I won't send it as an e-mail, but I will take the chance and post one of those incoming messages here on the Vital Signs Blog

I might add that this message was especially welcome to me as it came from an old high school buddy (Class of '69) that, like myself, eventually became a Christian by trusting the finished sacrifice of Jesus Christ for his soul's salvation.

Here's the piece:

What would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our
cell phones?

What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets?

What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it?

What if we flipped through it several times a day?

What if we used it to receive messages from the text?

What if we treated it like we couldn't live without it?

What if we gave it to kids as gifts?

What if we used it as we traveled?

What if we used it in case of an emergency?

What if we upgraded it to get the latest version?

This is something to make you go... hmmm.. where is my Bible?

Oh, and one more thing. Unlike our cell phone, we don't ever have to
worry about our bible being disconnected because Jesus already paid the bill!

Thanks, Bob! And stay the course!