Originally posted 8-18-2008
The reason I decided to re-post this;
I am again dealing with computer issues.
How very much I have come to depend on a computer.
Are you that way too?
Does your computer steal your peace? Mine does sometimes.
If it is not the computer it is other issues that sneak in to steal my peace.
I spent yesterday trying to get my laptop to work. I could not, so I took in today to see if someone who knows far more than I do can fix it.
"The Geek Squad." If they can't fix it, no one can. We will see and hopefully I will still have all my files that I did not have backed up. There is a lesson to be learned here.
It seems that the peace that passes all understanding keeps trying to escape me as day to day life happens.
Last time I wrote about my computer dilemma. (That was in 2008.)
Just exactly as promised, Anthony came on Friday and brought a brand new boxed laptop computer to replace the previous brand new laptop that had already been worked on twice. He worked two hours getting it set up and programmed like I wanted it. He set it up so I could use my desktop programs remotely through my new laptop. This was perfect. He showed me a few things and left.
After he left, I used it for about five minutes and jumped up to get ready for a wedding. I turned the computer off because we were to be gone several hours.
About 9:30 I tried to turn the computer on to read the e-mail. Nothing would happen. It would not turn on. I thought maybe I didn't plug it in good enough to charge it. So I checked everything and plugged it in to charge overnight, feeling confident that it would start right up in the morning.
Early the next morning my husband and I were leaving town to celebrate our anniversary at a relaxing, peaceful Bed and Breakfast on the Brazos River.
I turned the computer on to check the e-mail. Rather I tried to turn it on and nothing happened. I tried and tried everything I could think of but nothing would turn it on.
So we hung around until the nameless electronics store opened. We took the second brand new laptop computer back to get our money back. Anthony said "I can test it and see if I can fix it." My husband said. "NO, I want a refund." The manager said, "We can give you another one just like it." My husband and I both said "NO" at the same time.
He said, "Anthony can help you pick out the one you want. Get whatever you want." Wow, what temptation to go and pick out the most expensive one they had and teach them to sell defective products.
Oh, that would not be the christian thing to do at all. Actually, there was one that we had almost bought to start with but it cost three hundred dollars more than the one we bought. We went and looked at it. It was marked down to the same price that we paid for the first one.
We said, "We will try this one." It is actually a more expensive and a better model than the first one we bought. It seems to be working really well. Let's hope and pray that it keeps up the good work.
What is the lesson to be learned in this. Keep your cool and work with people. They are just trying to do their job and sometimes things crumble for them just as they do for us.
God will see us through anything and everything. He wants us to come through the storm with our light shinning. God doesn't want us to blow our light out so we come through the storm in the dark.
"FOR MY THOUGHTS ARE NOT YOUR THOUGHTS,
NOR ARE YOUR WAYS MY WAYS,
DECLARES THE LORD.
FOR AS THE HEAVENS ARE HIGHER THAT THE EARTH,
SO ARE MY WAYS HIGHER THAN YOUR WAYS
AND MY THOUGHTS THAN YOUR THOUGHTS."
Until next time. Romans 8:28