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Psalm 121:3 (NIV)

3 He will not let your foot slip—  He who watches over you will not slumber;

He Never Sleeps  – Don Moen

Last evening I was so busy reading and knitting I neglected to notice how close my phone battery was to dying.  Most of the time I pop it on the charger before the little icon goes dark, fearing a missed text or my turn to move on my “Words by Text” game.  Alas,  not this time, it died. Not just a little, it was totally and completely, now it is a paperweight dead.

Plugged  and tethered to the socket all night and this morning… dead not a flicker, no flash of color or logo, just cold and dark nothing.  Ten years ago, it would not have made one whit of difference that my phone didn’t work, life as I knew it went without hiccup or pause.

Not so today.  In this decade, everything is done with or on my phone.  I write this blog, read other blogs and start my day with several different devotionals from several different email accounts, all from my phone.  Having a few phone numbers stored in my head, I know what a novel idea,  I waas able contact my frequent callers to inform them my current phone/non-phone status.  What has been most surprising is my calm and almost giddy excitement at being unplugged.  Althought what I truly missed most this morning was being able to read those devotionals.   I am fully prepared to be off the tower for a week or two.

This “radio silence”  helps me adjust my attitude, so what the phone is dead, there are more than enough Bibles in varied versions and languages around the house that I can pick up read and fortify myself.  Most important is my acceptance and understanding that while gadgets may fail, batteries die and people occasionally disappoint, God never sleeps.  He is always on the job, always listening and always on time in handling even the most mundane things in my life.

Making His praise glorious!

Ree

P.S. Well, fancy that, the phone just popped on and started charging!

 

 

 

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