Apostles and iPads

Lately I have been challenged at work to once again set up mobile technicians. Techs would go out, do their work,  log in to our system using iPads, get the customer to sign the tablet and print out their receipt.  Sounds easy but technology isn’t quite there yet to make it as easy as it sounds.

However, using a specific app, and a specific printer with specific capabilities, I was able to make it happen. Steph will be the first to tell you once I am challenged, I will obsess over it until I meet or exceed the challenge and this was no exception. I made it seemingly easy to do.

Or so I thought it was easy. The techs are not as computer literate as I am and what is easy for me isn’t as easy for them. Time and practice are the only things that will fix this, but I am trying to make it very easy for them to get their work orders out.

Well, today it got me thinking. Suppose iPads, Xooms, Galaxy Tablets, etc., what ever is your tablet of choice, (mine is the B&N Nooke btw) had been available with internet access in the time of the Apostles.

  • The birth of Christ would have been on Facebook instantly, and on MySpace soon afterwards
  • The wise men would not have had to use stars, but could have used Google Maps to find the child
  • The chorus of Angels could have been video recorded and on YouTube within minutes
  • Mary and Joseph could have used child locator to know Jesus was back at the temple
  • Satan would have used Photoshop’ed pics to temp Jesus
  • Jesus would have called his disciples using Twitter @Matthew, @Mark, @Luke and @John just to name a few
  • He would have used an app to read scripture to them from the books of the Law
  • He could have used GoToMyMeeting, or instant messenger to meet with the disciples
  • He could have used Google to get a better lawyer at his trial
  • He could have used Vimeo to get His sermons out to the masses. (Imagine seeing the sermon on the mount online)
Jesus and the disciples led massive groups of people to follow Christ without technology, iPhones, iPads, cell phones, smart phones or even a telephone. There wasn’t any video, skype, digital cameras or digital video recorders.
Nothing but relationships.
Christ reached 12 men and did life with them. He showed those 12 men how to reach a lost world. He invested in them so that when the time came for Him to be hung on a cross, they would carry on and invest in others. They would teach others how to reach a lost and dying world. They would invest and pass on what Christ had taught them.
And so on…
And so on…
And so on…
Who have you invested in lately? Who have you passed on what you have been taught?
Who has taught you how to share your faith to others who don’t know Christ?
With all of the technology and social media opportunities available to us now, how can there be people in our country alone, that do not know how incredible a life WITH Christ can be?
The time is now. It’s time to use the gifts and talents that God has given us, for the opportunities that we are presented with to share the gospel to those around us…

Romans 10:13-5  for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!

Dear God,
Thank you for loving me, caring for me, watching over me and blessing me more than I deserve. Open doors and give me the courage to share with others what You are doing in my life. Help me to see the opportunities to invest in the lives of others so I can pass on what so many great Christian leaders have taught me in my life.