Christ—an always-present divine influence

My dad recently handed me an old laptop he no longer uses. It was mostly in good condition, but it had a problem—messages would intermittently pop up on the screen, declaring that there were significant errors with the hard drive. After searching the internet for more information, I found a web page explaining that many computers come with a “Check Disk” program that corrects hard drive errors. So, following the instructions, I ran the program, waited for about half an hour, and voilà, the hard drive was fixed. No more errors.

I was impressed by the simplicity of this remedy. At first the problem had appeared quite serious, and I’m told it had been there for a long time. It turned out, however, that the tool required to fix the issue was actually built in to the computer itself. Once the program ran, the entire problem was eliminated—and with no fuss.

The Apostle Paul knew little about digital technology, living as he did a long time before modern computers were invented. Nevertheless, he definitely knew quite a lot about correcting errors. In his first letter to the Corinthians he wrote: “When this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory” (15:54).

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You are worthy of God’s redeeming love
February 12, 2018

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