The Ultimate Sim Card: What Do You Have?

Stay connected to the tree of life
Stay connected to the way that is right
Stay connected to the creative power
Stay connected to God
Stay connected to the God that is wise
Stay connected to the pearl of great price
Stay connected to the light of the world
Stay connected to God
Don’t separate your heart
Don’t hold back your love
Don’t let go His hand
He’ll lead you to the promised land
Strive for good in all you do
Strive to gain more than a few
Strive to please the Lord up above
Stay connected to God
Hold fast to your dreams
Hold high your esteem
Hold on through your tears
Hold on through your fears
Keep your mind stayed on Him
Keep hope in your hope
Keep your pathway clear
Keep striving til your journey’s end
Stay connected to God
“Be Connected” writers: George Hyman / Jackie Mccullough /
Kevin Bong / Tyrone Thompson

Does anybody remember these?

 

In the 1900’s to make a call to someone you had to turn the crank to get an operator, hold the ear piece to your ear and talk into the mouth piece and by the way everyone knew your business because any good operator was also the town gossip.

 

Then in the 50’s you had the dial phone.  It was heavy as lead.  You had to know the number you were calling and dial it.  You  had to put your finger in each number and bring it round until it could go no further, let it go and start again with the next number.  I recently saw a segment on television where kids today were trying to use one of these, it was hilarious.

 

Then we got the cordless phones.   They were push-button numbers easy to use and you could have one in each room of the house.

 

And phone booths, which are now becoming few and far between when you were out and about and had to call home.  You had to have change in your pocket as it required money to make the call.  Or you could just ask the operator to place a call collect and hope the person on the other end would accept the charges.

 

But alas, it’s the 21st century and everybody, everywhere has a cell phone or smart phone, and somewhere in the galaxy you have a satellite that somehow makes a call happen.  But here’s the thing, you have to have a sim card in the phone to start with.

 

A sim card is piece of your phone that holds critical information that makes it work.

It holds tons of data.  Some people put their whole life on these little cards, they don’t need to be human any more.

And if it isn’t installed correctly…it won’t work.

It’s your guide to all that is out there in the world.

 

For the longest time my husband and I held out without getting a cell phone.  If anybody wanted us they could call us at home and leave a message.  But things can happen so fast in today’s world and the need for instant communication can be critical, and thus a cell phone can be a blessing.  And yes, the internet can be informative and creative with games for fun.  I know, I have my favourites too.

BUT ON THE OTHER HAND>>> can these devices be a detriment to us?

Do we know who we are as individuals or are we just social media heads walking around.

If you’re not on social media of some kind, you’re just not cool.  You don’t fit in. 

You’re a bit of information floating on the internet without a face, without emotion, or compassion.

 

Walking around with heads down focused on the next text.  What are you connected to that is so important?

Watch that next step you might step off the curb or walk into a telephone pole.  Bumping into people isn’t the greatest way of making friends.

Do you ever look up?  Do you ever notice the grandness of the world around you?

 

Do you ever actually talk to your friends face to face?  Do you ever have real conversations about stuff?  Or do you just sit at a table and text each other.

The cell phone isn’t another appendage we have, like feet or hands, if it were supposed to be, God would have created that part too!

 

People seem so faithful to their phones.  Their phone is their idol.  “Little children, guard yourselves from idols.”  1 John 5:21  The world around them can be in chaos and they have no idea.  Your phone has taken centre stage in your day and in your heart.  One of God’s commandments to us was we are not to make an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or the waters below.  We are not to bow down to any idol or worship them, for the Lord is a jealous God. Exodus 20:4-5   “You shall not make for yourselves idols, nor shall you set up for yourselves an image or a sacred pillar, nor shall you place a figured stone in your land to bow down to it; for I am the LORD your God.”  Leviticus 26:1

 

Now here’s a novel ideal.

Let Jesus be your sim card!

Jesus is like the internet, you can’t see Him but you know He’s there.  He’s a wealth of information about how life works and the best way to live it. 

For me He’s a life line to an emergency.  He’s a friend I can always confide in.  When life gets too busy I know I can find rest in his Word, or just knowing He’s beside me with every step I take. 

I actually talk to Him.  I don’t text Him a message.

I can look up around me and see all that God has made and find beauty and awe.

I don’t walk around with my face looking at the sidewalk.  I can stay connected without a cell phone and when the power goes out or the satellite is off kilter and the internet is down, I’m still connected.  A cell phone has to be charged, when it runs down you can’t reach anybody. 

Jesus is a sim card that never expires.  From everlasting to everlasting.

“The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.”  Isaiah 40:8

Maybe we should try a little faithfulness to God.  He’s always faithful to us.   

“He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”  Colossians 1:17 

 HE KEEPS THE UNIVERSE FROM FALLING APART

 

If staying connected is so very important, try getting connected to Jesus.

                

He doesn’t run on 4G or elecctricity.  He’s always available. 

Jesus, can be

 your ultimate sim card,  you’ll never be

disconnected!