Ever since I my first mobile phone from the mid-nineties till now, it was the first time that I had forgotten to bring my mobiles along with me and left them (I owned two sets) at home. I only realised my forgetfulness while I were driving half way to my destination.
“Should I turned back and get them?” I thought. Unnecessary worries began to crept into my mind – a lot of “ifs” – what if someone calls…? suppose there’s matters of urgency from my loved ones…? What if my car breaks down in the middle of the night..? I felt restless and anxiety. I remembered Psalm 25:1-2 ~ “To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul; in you I trust, O my God. Do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me” and Matthew 6:34 ~ “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” I began praying to God repeatedly until I feel at peace.
After my rendezvous with my buddies, I returned home and immediately check my mobiles for any miss calls or messages – there were none.
My worries were unnecessary. God has heard my prayers and thank I thank Him that nothing that I had dreaded happened.
In today’s world we are being bonded as slaves (with our free will) to material things. We are so used to many so-called “making life easier” gadgets that we find that we cannot live a day without them. One of these are cell phones, which I believe most people cannot leave home without it.
Sometimes I wondered has our life being made easier with these advanced modern high-tech gadgets? Or these innovations have made us gradually loss our human touch whereby the popular sms (short messages) has replaced face to face verbal communications? Some countries even recognised that it is legally valid to divorce one’s spouse with just a few lines of sms using cell phone!
At the rate of technological advancement, perhaps in future, gadgets will be masters and we become slaves!