Isn’t God Wonderful ?

My Dear Devout Christian Mother will celebrate her 96th birthday next month.  While visiting her yesterday , she had to share a story as she almost always does how God had answered yet another prayer.

To frame this story, I bought my Mother a satellite TV system so she could watch all of her favorite programs that her cable company did not offer.  Her satellite remote also operates her TV functions as well.  She has from time to time manage to hit the wrong button , then my phone rings as I am “customer support”  🙂

Back to her story.  The night before, she hit a wrong button which caused the TV to show a blank screen.  She tried to figure it out on her own to no avail .  She decided it was time to go to bed anyway so she turned everything off with her remote.  The next morning she grabbed her remote and asked God to please let her TV come on correctly.  Sure enough, when she pressed the “On Button” , the TV came back on to the channel she was watching the night before.

She used this story to point out to me that God really is concerned about the smallest things in our lives too.  Since my expertise is in the field of electronics, I knew, but didn’t have the heart to point out to her that her TV and satellite receiver simply booted up to their default settings when she turned them back on thereby reverting back to whatever she was watching the night before.

Isn’t God wonderful ?

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  1. The best! I’m planning on God finding me a great parking spot later today when i brave the mall 🙂

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  2. Good luck with that , John ! 🙂

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  3. It is also possible to ‘Reboot’ Humans. It just takes a bit longer, that’s all.

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  4. Wherever there are things we can’t explain ourselves God is there. He is, indeed, wonderful in that way. I’m not making fun of your mother. Been there, done that. Until it dawned on me that it was a pretty sucky God who would be concerned with whether my tv worked or not, but could care less about starving people, abuse, etc.

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    • I’m not making fun of my Mother either, and I knew former believers like you would see the humor in this . She’s almost 96 so what is a son to do ?

      And yet, I don’t find it as humorous when younger christians live their lives this way. I get so tired of hearing christians claiming that god provided them a parking spot right up front , or I got this job because I have favor with god.

      Yes Ruth, we have both been there. 🙂

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  5. Charity

    Agreed KC,

    Your Mother has lived a long life and was born at a very different time, why try to take the idea of God away from her? (She sounds as though she’s in great health and ultimately, that’s what’s important.) I can understand this mentality for someone pushing 100, 10 or even 20. I’ll admit, I get a little nervous when I hear people my age (42) speak that way though.

    I always enjoy your comments on Nate’s blog. I hope you have a great weekend. Thanks for a sweet story.

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  6. Thank you Charity for your kind remarks . Some of my comments on Nate’s Blog have been a little strong at certain people recently. This is not normally my style.

    I think we all reach a pressure point . 🙂

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