I still don’t “get” text messaging. I suppose it’s my age, but why not just pick up the phone and call someone. If they don’t want to talk, they can send your call to voice mail. Sigh. My kids all just roll their eyes at me with that “Is it time for us to buy you a rocking chair Papa?” look.
So which is faster: text messaging or Morse code? On May 13th, 2005, Jay Leno set up a contest on his television show between a pair of old radio guys and the world’s fastest text messenger and his friend. Both teams were given the same message. NBC dressed the old men up as telegraph operators from the 1800’s complete with green visors, bow ties, and sleeve garters. The young fellows wore T-shirts and jeans. The studio audience overwhelming predicted the new technology would handily win, but when the “dits and dahs” had settled, Leno’s jaw dropped. The old guys smoked the youngsters. The message? “I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance.”
The world is full of change. Most of it is for the better, but some things shouldn’t change: honesty, fidelity, courage, and love. Most of all, we should cling to what Jeremiah calls the “old paths” – the way of the Lord.
Thus says the Lord:
“Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls. Jeremiah 6:16 (ESV)
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