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27th January
2011
written by Cullen Webb

My family has been upgrading their phones recently.  I’m a huge fan of Google, so when they asked me to help pick a few out, I pointed towards Android devices.  Mine hasn’t come in the mail yet, but I’ve been able to geek out on my parents phones.

I’ve been spending this time in awe of how such a small device can be so efficient and connected with things around it.  I’m not that old, but I remember when you could hurt your arm trying to pull the antenna out on the older generation phones.

I’ve been thinking about how clever we are to have harnessed the power of the sun, wind, and water.  We have cars that can travel miles in minutes, buildings scraping the sky, and medicine to cure illness.

And then I looked in the mirror and caught a glimpse of my eye.  I watched as it instantly reacted to different levels of light. How it seamlessly, and without my command, adapted to give me vision.

Instant humility.

We don’t even come close.  As Thomas Edison said, “We don’t know a millionth of one percent about anything.”

Jeremiah 1:5-6
“Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.  Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.”

-Cullen Webb

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