Friday, January 5, 2018
Man’s technological advances can be either a blessing or a curse. Cars, trains, planes, radio, television, computers, the Internet and many other inventions have both good and bad aspects.
A Saudi man was driving home from work and was listening to a Christian radio program for the first time in his life. He liked what he was hearing. At home, he went to the Internet and found the email address of an Arabic Christian site. When he contacted the managers of that site, they led him to the Lord; and he started to live for Christ with great joy. Yes, in the middle of that Muslim land, technology proved to be a great blessing!
Lord, thank you for the intelligence you have given humans and the creative abilities with which you have endowed them. You have given us the ability to invent and be creative. From the dawn of creation, people have been able to build cities, make musical instruments and forge bronze and iron (Genesis 4:17-22). Now technology is making its mark in human societies!
You are the God of trains, cars, airplanes, mammoth ships and spacecraft. You are the God of telegraph, telephone and the Internet. You are the God of radio, television and satellite dishes. You are the God of computers, email and web pages.
We bring before you, Lord God, hundreds of millions of Muslims. May technological progress prove to be for them a means to receive and know the Truth. Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life. As they travel around the world, surf the Internet, use their cell phones, receive email and watch television, may they hear the message of Christ’s sacrificial love presented very clearly and powerfully, and may they receive it with joy. May they come to know Jesus Christ and yield their lives to him. May they crown him King and Lord over their lives.
For Jesus’ sake. Amen.
Man’s hand assaults the flinty rock and lays bare the roots of the mountains. He tunnels through the rock; his eyes see all its treasures. He searches the sources of the rivers and brings hidden things to light….The fear of the Lord–that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding (Job 28:9-11, 28).