It used to annoy me when my laptop kept telling me it needed a software update or virus scan or some other preventative maintenance. Ask me later, I clicked on the screen: “Can’t you see I’m busy?”
But then, the inevitable happened. I got a computer virus that wiped out my entire hard drive. Important documents and hundreds of pictures, which I’d failed to back up, vanished in an instant.
Needless to say, I now keep my computer healthy with regular updates and scans.
The unexamined life is not worth living.Socrates
Our wise friend from ancient Greece challenges us to scan our lives for purpose and meaning, or risk losing everything. But King David of ancient Israel has a better idea: ask God to do it.
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.Psalm 139:23-24 (NIV)
After all, heart surgery is best left to the professional.
Kind reader, like me, are you sometimes too busy for a life scan? Well, let’s not do that anymore. Agreed?
A closing haiku:
Do not say, “I can’t”
When you really mean, “I won’t”
Wakey wake, cupcake.Regular David (me)
Thank you for reading. 🙏❤️
This post first appeared here on June 5, 2019.