Have you ever thought about all the “Nevers” you ever said? You know, “I would never do that.” or “I would never have that” or maybe another one or two.
I think about that once in a while. Here are some of my “Nevers”…
The first thing I can think of is that I can remember a day when I said, “I would never pay to watch television in my own home.”
The second thing I can remember saying is that “I would never have a computer in my home.”
The third thing I can remember is “I would never have a ‘Smart Phone'”.
On those things I can say I have done all of those now.
When we moved to the State of California we lived in a remote location, no air TV available, so the only television we could get was by cable; I paid for television. So after that, I guess it just became the normal thing for me to do. “Never?”
In the earlier part of this 21st century I was doing our Church bulletin for every Sunday on an old electric typewriter until a good church member brought me a computer he was not using at home, and showed me how to use the word processor on the thing, and I have had a computer ever since that day. “Never?”
Just this past Summer my wife and I went on a trip (vacation of sorts) to Kentucky to see The Ark Encounter. It was while we were traveling I realized how much better it could be using one of them GPS systems, and Smart phones have the ability, so by the time we returned home I was convinced to get a Smart phone. Now I have one of those. “Never?”
There are probably many other nevers I have said, for good or for bad. I have gotten to a place where I think a little more before I say never. One is when I see what other people can do in wickedness… I like to think, “I would never do that”; but then I think…
From the banks of Flat Creek,