Last week, I bought some Bluetooth wireless sport headphones. They are really cool… unless the connection does not work. Have you noticed how much we desire to be connected? It seems the unpardonable sin is to lose your Wi-Fi connection in your home. Life comes to a screeching halt.
I don’t know if you saw the article this week, but there is a Houston satellite and artificial company who is working on making “interplanetary internet”. Sure, we do not know quite how to travel to Mars, much less colonize it, but a good internet connection will be a must when we get there. One can never get started too early.
Ben Lamm, chief executive of the parent company of Hypergiant Galactic Systems, the Houston firm aiming to build out the worlds-wide-web said, “I fundamentally believe that we will be an interplanetary species… We need to start building the core infrastructure for the interplanetary internet now.” Phase one, which includes connecting Earth to the moon and Mars over the next decade, would cost tens of millions of dollars, according to Hypergiant. Once the project moves beyond Mars, costs vault into the hundreds of millions.
Now, I am not consuming my day worried about interplanetary internet, nor the hundreds of millions dollars it might cost. I am concerned though that in our ever quest to be connected to everybody, all the time, we fail to take the time to connect with the Creator of the planets. We are so busy, too many days there is no connection between us and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Some days, we would do good to disconnect from all technology and remember the words of Jesus in John 15:5: “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing
May you find joy today in connecting with your Lord and God! Take a walk in nature. Watch His sunset. Read and meditate on His Word. Gather with the community called the church. These are life-giving connections.
Grace and Peace,