david maxey

September 24, 2009

Slip and Slide

Filed under: Uncategorized — davidmaxey @ 7:05 am

Toshiba External HDD Left Side jpg_highres_thumb

Most of my computer data is back-upped on a portable hard drive. The hard drive itself is actually the type that is used in laptop computers and is quite small. It fits inside a metal case that not only protects the hard drive itself but also adds functions such a USB and AV ports, SD card reader, and player controls. It’s quite a handy little gadget.

Yesterday evening, I was working on my computer with the hard drive attached via USB cable. Upon finishing my work. I shut down the computer and the hard drive. Then, I placed the hard drive on top of my laptop’s closed screen, which, incidentally, is wrapped in a slick plastic protective shell. From there I proceeded to carry my laptop with the hard drive perched on top from one room to another through a dark corridor. In the dark, I lost my bearings for a split second and leaned to my right. That slight lean was all that was needed to set the hard drive into motion, and I watched in horror as it slipped across the slick plastic shell it was resting on and crashed on to the floor which a sickening “Whop!”

Instantly, I scooped the hard drive off the floor, re-booted the computer, and re-connected the drive to the computer to test what damage had been done. Instead of the smooth whir and beep indicating a healthy status, the hard drive simply clicked forlornly away like a broken record. The hard drive was dead! All information on it was as good as gone. One tiny mistake, one little misstep and the hard drive was doomed.

The good news is that I can always replace the hard drive. But what if instead of hard drives this article was written about people? Many Christians sadly believe that one little slip, one mistake, one sin, will set them hurtling downwards to be dashed upon the rocks of God’s wrath and displeasure – their salvation damaged beyond repair. Thank God, that though true about hard drives, this concept is untrue about both people and God! If you believe in Jesus Christ, you are secure in His mighty hands. He will never drop you; He loves you. You possess eternal life. It is greater than any sin or mistake you could make. You are secure in the hands of Jesus for He is perfect and it is He who is holding you, not you holding yourself.

“And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.” John 10:28

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