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In Sync
by Joy Bach 
12/28/08
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Since the purchase of an iPhone in January, I have had to learn a lot of new “technical” words. One thing I was told was that my phone needed “syncing” on a regular basis. I was clueless.

But I learned.

My iPhone came with accessories. One of them was a cord with plugs on each end. This was to be used for my “syncing”. One end was plugged into my iPhone; the other end into my computer. And then they “talked” to each other. This allowed me to keep my iPhone updated…with both software upgrades and any changes I might have made in my contacts, photos, etc. I would watch the computer screen as this transpired. It would keep me informed of exactly what was being transmitted.

Last month, I made the magic connection between my computer and my iPhone. Within seconds, the words came up, “sync is complete”. Since it had occurred so quickly, I had my doubts, but unplugged my phone and hurried on my way. This scenario was repeated the next few times I “synced”.

But I began to notice that information entered in one device was not being transferred to the other. There was a malfunction in my “sync”. I would have to turn to “Apple Care” for answers.

Then came the Christmas Eve service at my church. Since I am in choir, I would be at the church for both services.

The pastor spoke of the Old Testament and God’s way of communicating with the human race back then. God used prophets to speak to men for Him. As the sermon continued, the pastor explained that the priests were used to speak to God for mankind.

To conclude his sermon, we were told that for mankind today, Jesus does both. That’s why we have Christmas.

As I climbed the steps to the risers to join the choir in singing the last song, my mind was still on the sermon. I felt like I had missed something important.

And so I sat through the second service. I began looking for a pencil and paper so I could take notes, when I remembered (again) that I had an iPhone. It has a place for “notes”. Duh!

As the pastor repeated his thoughts about the prophets, priests and now Jesus, it all clicked.

Jesus is what keeps us in “sync”. If we stay plugged in, we are in constant contact with the source of our program. We can talk to Him and know that He listens. And then it is our turn to upgrade from Him. We plug into the Bible, sermons, Christian music and just alone time with Him. He is far better than “Apple Care”.

It was a very timely message for me. I knew I was “out of sync”. I put in an emergency call to my Service Provider. He had not taken Christmas Eve off. Soon I was back in “sync”.




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Patty Wysong 02 Jan 2009
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Joanne Sher  28 Dec 2008
Oh, this is an EXCELLENT analogy for the digital generation! Love it.
Connie Dixon 28 Dec 2008
I like the way you tied this all together. It's a good reminder for all of us that we need to stay connected to Jesus, no matter what!




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