Before becoming a pastor, I spent more than 20 years working in the Information Technology field. And it amazed me how 99% of all "tech" problems were solved by a good, old-fashioned, reboot. Shut the machine down. Let it sit for a minute. Then press the POWER button once again.
The startup sequence begins. The memory is scanned. The interface is checked. Then, the Operating System is loaded. Soon, the machine is ready for its intended purpose.
I'm fascinated that all technology always comes down to these basic realities. Realities, which, of course, mimic the "technology" that the Creator used for you and me, His ultimate "machines".
We need a time to stop. Shut down.
Sit for a minute.
And, press the POWER button once again.
That's what we're going to do on Wednesday night. Ash Wednesday is our time to reboot. We need to scan our memory. We need to double check our interface. And we need to load our Operating System again.
But we are not made out of silicon. We are made out of dust, and the day will come when we will return to dust. Please join me on Wednesday night at 7:00 pm at the Lindwedel Winery, so we can press the POWER button again, and set our faces "like flint toward Jerusalem," as we follow our Lord to the Cross...and the Empty Tomb.