Sunday, January 28, 2007
Fast Food From the God Box: "Simplify your Life"
A stressed-out traveler at an airport was worried about missing his plane so he asked a man, "What time is it?"

The man set down two big heavy bags, looked at his watch and said, "Exactly 5:09, the temperature is 73? It'll rain later. In London the sky is clear with a high of 28. And let's see, in Singapore the sun is shining brightly. And… oh, this is interesting, the moon will be full over Los Angeles tonight."

"Your watch tells you all of that?" asked the traveler.

"Sure. In fact it tells me much more. You see, I invented this watch and I assure you there's no other timepiece on earth like it."

The man said, "I simply must have that watch. I'll give you $10,000 for it."

"Okay," said the inventor, "it's a deal," and held out his hand for the money. The traveler grabbed the watch and put it on, smiling with delight. But before he could take a step the inventor stopped him.

"Wait!" Then he reached down for the two big heavy bags and said, "Don't forget the batteries!"

We hope the latest hi-tech gadgetry will be the very thing that will set our schedule free. But in the end it weighs us down, it increases our dependency on something that will eventually break or become obsolete with the next marvel of modern science. It's time we counted the hidden cost before investing more time, money and confidence in the next does-it-all watch. Those batteries get awfully heavy once the novelty has worn off.

What's the message? "Let us lay aside every weight." Hebrews 12:1

Simplify your life, get back on track, focus - and while you're at it, why are you blogging right now? Go steal 1/2 hour of your life back and go play!

Stumble It! .......posted by Margaret @ 3:10 PM  
  • At 3:34 PM, Blogger Orhan Kahn said…

    Aw, thanks for caring.

    Loved the joke.

  • At 7:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    hah! That was really smart... I like the cartoon too =)

  • At 8:05 PM, Blogger Dr.John said…

    I went to church. Then I read a little. Played a vido game. Went grocery shopping. Is it okay if I blog now?

  • At 8:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I like the cartoon and the story, but not the "moral". That part is a bit scary.

    Actually, I think it is very scary.

  • At 5:56 AM, Blogger Karlos said…

    But it's too early to play (4:50am) :-(

    Good point in your blog. As the years go by I find myself losing track of time in the day and how much crap I have to do within that finite amount of time.

    And technology? Pfft...overrated, but I'm hooked on it.

  • At 9:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Perfect timing--thanks!

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