What is Average?

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average family size is currently 3.14 people. There is nothing average about that. How do you have a .14th of a person? My husband and I once had an averaged sized family, one son and one daughter. That was when I was writing the story . . .
Then I gave God the pen.

Our Yearly Tradition: Leavenworth After Christmas

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Recovering What Was Lost

There is a parable of a woman with ten coins who lost one and now has nine. Luke 15:8-9 tells us that she lights her lamp, sweeps the house and searches carefully until she finds it. Then she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, "Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin."

Just recently I lost something of value. It was the memory on my hard drive. The diagnosis: it had failed and all data was lost. My digital pictures, my excel spreadsheets and my word documents were gone. There was nothing I could do. Lighting a lamp, sweeping my house and searching carefully would not bring back the treasured data.

With hope, I took the hard drive to the Geek Squad at Best Buy. They sounded optimistic that they could recover the data. After not hearing from them for a week, dad went to see if he could "encourage" them to put us as a priority since we had been shipped a new hard drive and needed to mail the defective hard drive back. It was then that a divine intervention took place: Dad ran into Richard, a man who attends our church, at Best Buy. He told him about our dismal situation. Richard offered to take a look at the hard drive if the Geek Squad couldn't recover the data. He mentioned that he has been able to retrieve information when others couldn't.

And the Geek Squad couldn't. Thus ensued a phone call to Richard, then a quick delivery of the dead hard drive, and finally a resurrection of all my data! A light was lit, the house was swept and the careful searching produced what was lost.

I called my friends and neighbors together and said, "Rejoice with me; my lost memory has been found!" Thank you, King of Kings, for showing up at Best Buy at the appointed time.

Matthew 19:26 - "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."

1 comment:

Jim & Laurel said...

Love it! I am so looking forward to reading more of your words of wisdom.

Great idea, Bryan, to get this set up for your mama.

blessings,

Laurel :)