Monday, October 24, 2011

Jesus Is My Personal Assistant

My cell phone plan was up in October, so I succumbed to all the hype from Apple and pre-ordered my new iphone4s. I picked it up a week later, excited about all it could do. I was especially intrigued by the new voice recognition system, touted as my new personal assistant, Siri.

I've found that Siri is not all she is advertised to be. Sometimes she works great, but sometimes she doesn't understand what I'm saying. Sometimes she just opts out by saying "I'm having trouble getting a connection". I've learned when she's in that mood you might as well forget it.

I admit the idea of her is fascinating, and how she works is way above my head. When she's working right, what she does is mind-boggling. I often say to my husband, "How does she do that?!"

But she's like everything else that the world offers us: a quick fix, a temporary pleasure, a few minutes of escape. I've wasted a lot of time in my life seeking those quick fixes. Now I'm older and I hope, wiser. I know that the world provides nothing of eternal value, nothing that is lasting, just numbing for brief periods of time.

Siri, at her best, is no match for the real thing. I'd rather have Jesus as my personal assistant any day. He never says He doesn't understand me. He is never too busy, too distracted, or too moody to be there for me. He has never lost His connection to me. He has never let me down, never offered me a quick fix. What He offers is real, and lasting, and fully satisfying.

"Don't love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, "I will never fail you. I will never abandon you." So we can say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?", Hebrews 13:5-6, NLT.


  1. When you consider His power & attributes, we are blessed beyond measure that He goes before, and comes behind. How can we go wrong?

  2. With every struggles I had gone through from the past and now facing a battle at work again, these constantly reminds me of how nothing really here in this world last. But the best reminder is how He remains faithful and never changes. It seems like Siri is limited, too with what it knows. :)

  3. Gagets are great aren't they! I continue to be amazed by technology! But it is also so refreshing to hear how such plays a role in your life but is not 'the ANSWER'!
    We have much for which to be thankful!

  4. I am not very techy, I think technology is great, especially in science & medicine, but when stuff goes wrong it gets so frustrating! I love your analogy about how we never lose a connection with Jesus~ that is my biggest gripe about my cell phone and internet! Thanks for reminding me about not letting money (the things it can buy) get too much of my attention.