We’re having trouble with the internet. If my blog goes away for a few days, you’ll know why. Some web sites we can get to and some we can’t, which is better than Marty and Susan across the road. They have no internet. I can get to my blog – can’t get to espn. I can get to the church web site, but can’t get to facebook. I can get to gmail… you get the picture.
I called Frontier and they are putting in a repair order. They always act like it’s probably a problem with what’s in your home/office/church and not really a problem that’s on their end. If I were a betting man, I’d wager that it’s not a problem here, but with Frontier. (Ironically, I can get to Suddenlink’s web site, which is a competing internet service provider.)
Now to make this problem applicable for the purpose of my blog: We must see the problem before we can find the solution. In our American society, our main problem is we think we’re pretty good people. Many people don’t feel they need a Savior because they do some good things and consider themselves pretty good.
I remember watching a news magazine show one time and a Christian pastor was being interviewed. The news person said she believed that Americans as individuals were mostly good with a little bad. The pastor said he believed we were mostly bad with a little good. Whichever side we come down on that issue, the Bible tells us that it takes perfection to be with a perfect and Holy God and even if we are mostly good with only a little bad, that little bad will keep us from spending eternity with a Holy God. That’s the problem. God provided the solution in a Savior, Jesus Christ. When someone believes they’re pretty good and don’t believe they need a Savior, they can’t be saved until they realize their need.
Our internet will only be fixed when they realize the problem is bigger than a single computer or single location.