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The iPhone Posted on 4th Mar 2012, 8:59pm by admin

A day, many years into the future, my great great grandson decided to bring the iPhone to Mars.

The Martian jumped for joy at such a slick- looking gift, and
immediately asked, “What is this?”
Having inherited my cheeky persona, he told the Martian
he had picked it up from the ground, on

He then hid behind the bushes and watched, as
the Martian started to examine the iPhone intently.
He stared hard at it, smelt at it,
even put his lips on it, and then his tongue,
before realising it was too hard to be food.

He then shook it very hard, and then
made a loud sound.
The iPhone did not budge, but several other Martians
came to join him.
They all tried their hand at it, and then
someone noticed buttons.

When light came on, they
squealed in delight.
They noticed more “buttons” on the touch screen, and then they discovered
–“Angry birds”!

My great great grandson was amused
and enlightened.

He was inspired,
to think that he was (to the disappointment of his great great grandmother, “only?”)
an iPhone (which he thought was the masterpiece of mobile phones)
made by God his Creator.

After all, his great great grandmother’s famous last words were,
“God does not make junk. He only makes masterpieces.
Masterpieces whom He later called His children.”

He thought back at the time when he first got an iPhone.
He read the manual diligently so he could use the tool to its fullest.
His sister asked her boyfriend, after trial and error did not work well.
His mother wished Steve Jobs could be around
to tell her his full intentions.
(It bothered her that such an intelligent man merely wanted to make
a mobile telephone
with functions for entertainment and convenience.)

Isaiah 55 9-11:
9“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 As the rain and the snow
come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”

Therefore, there were many ways to discover God’s plans for him.
He could, as he did the iPhone, read the Word.
He could ask his other brothers and sisters in Christ,
apply “trial and error”, or
he could ask his Creator, through prayer.

He watched the Martians, as the queue for
playing “Angry birds” grew longer, and
was gleefully wondering how long it would take
for them to discover the original function of the device.

He made a mental note to bring another iPhone
on his next outing to Mars, almost betraying his hideout
with a chuckle at their expressions, if the phone
were to
when suddenly, he was gripped with a fearful thought, more for himself,
–What if the Martians
never found the “on” button, and decided the iPhone was a

fancy paperweight?

~ by Hoping to Inspire

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