Cell phones: a blessing or a curse?

I have been thinking about cell phones – are they a good thing or a bad thing? Ramos has been travelling very slowly back from Malawi, due to a dodgy tailor, and his cell phone is out of battery so I have to wait for him to call me. When he passed through Zimbabwe we were out of touch for more than 24 hours – of course my mind went through all kinds of disasters and accidents that befell him to the point that I was beside myself when he called. How did the wives of yore – or at least 10 years ago – manage without cell phones to keep in touch with their travelling hubby?

Perhaps the cell phone has actually made us insecure- it is reassuring when you call & someone answers but when they don’t answer your mind starts to panic and invent reasons.

A Psalm that has brought me comfort when I’m homesick can also bring me comfort when my husband is far from me:

Psalms 139:7-10 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? 8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. 9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, 10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.

Lord, as I trust you to know about my life help me to know that even when Ramos is out of cell phone range he is never out of your sight.

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