So at church Sunday, I watched a child take the creamer and try to place it awkwardly in the top of the coffee dispenser. What he didn’t realize and what was quite humorous in observation was that this was just a simple coffee canister, the creamer was not a K-cup for his Keurig, and the coffee had already been made. He desperately looked around for help and was surprised by the simple instructions he was given.
Isn’t it amazing? In discussing this story later, my brother-in-law mentioned an encounter he had with a high schooler. The student knew how to handle all sorts of technology, but when the phone rang, he looked toward my brother-in-law bewildered.
“Go ahead and pick it up,” he replied.
The student shook his head, “I don’t know how to…”
Today’s kids don’t know of coffee before the Keurig. They likely haven’t seen a fridge without an ice dispenser or water filter. They don’t know about dial up internet or televisions with knobs. They haven’t experienced using a phone without smart technology, and they certainly can’t imagine life without social media.
On the other hand, these kids can do far more with hi-tech computers, smartphones, and tablets. They can make coffee faster, access information from all around the world, and talk live with someone in China at the blink of an eye.
And while some of these changes are for the better and others for the worse, there will always be some things that will never change.
Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a man, that He should repent; has he said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?
Hebrews 13:8 tells us that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. God has always been sovereign. He knows what tomorrow holds, and He can be our confidence each day. So as the world around us changes hold onto Him.
Psalm 62:5 My soul, wait in silence for God only, for my hope is from Him.