As you are receiving my note by e-mail, it’s wise to remember how easily this wonderful technology can be misused, sometimes unintentionally, with serious consequences.
Consider the case of the Illinois man who left the snow-filled streets of Chicago for a vacation in Florida. His wife was on a business trip and was planning to meet him there the next day. When he reached his hotel, he decided to send his wife a quick e-mail. Unable to find the scrap of paper on which he had written her e-mail address, he did his best to type it in from memory. Unfortunately, he missed one letter, and his note was directed instead to an elderly preacher’s wife, whose husband had passed away only the day before.
When the grieving widow checked her e-mail, she took one look at the monitor, let out a piercing scream, and fell to the floor in a dead faint.
At the sound, her family rushed into the room and saw this note on the
Just got checked in. Everything prepared for your arrival tomorrow.
P.S. Sure is hot down here.
Why is the alphabet in that order? Is it because of that song?
Thought for the day
You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.
It is naive to think that trusting in God solves all of our problems — Christians have many of the same problems that unbelievers do because they share the same mortal flesh. On the other hand it’s true that if we trust in God, we believe our work stands or falls in his hands and that ultimately we will share in his victorious and glorious presence. It means our lives will not be lived in vain. That’s not just confidence, but it’s the foundation to true peace — life lived to its fullest and richest knowing that it matters and we don’t need to be anxious about its results.