Monday, August 20, 2007

In His hand

This weekend we got a new computer. Our old one, bless its soul, was about five years old, and much like our dog Buster, didn't get around too well in its last days.

My husband Dennis took the whole thing apart Saturday, and inside, found a metal box the size of a sandwich. "This is the hard drive," he said. (I was impressed, aren't you?)

Supposedly the folks at the computer store took the data off that drive, and put it into the new one. It's somewhere in here, probably now in a plastic box the size of a credit card.

It's frightening to realize how much I had invested in a sandwich box (now credit card). Five years of my life - my journal (which covered our move into this house, the birth of our last baby, heart-wrenching decisions about our family's future, and everything else I used to tell myself not to forget...before I had a blog!), thousands of pictures, my calendar, my old version of Word...and I could hold it all in my hand.

Reminds me of one of my favorite chapters in Isaiah:
Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand,
Measured heaven with a span
And calculated the dust of the earth in a measure?
Weighed the mountains in scales
And the hills in a balance?

Isaiah 40:12
My life must seem so small to God. I agonize over a few digital photos, when He looks at the nations as a "drop in a bucket" and counts them as the "small dust on the scales" (verse 15).

And yet...He knows who I am. He is interested in me.

Of course I can't find anything...arggh!! I will probably get little "housekeeping" done today.

But as I'm trying to locate my address book, my calendar, my journal (I know it's in there!), and God please help me find my pictures, I'll try to console myself in His loving care for me.

I am in His hand.
Cast all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
1 Peter 5:7

11 comments:

Jen said...

I love that last verse...it means so much. Good luck finding your important things.

Enid said...

You know that is so awsome...!!thanks for making me see my life in this way also....I also have five kids,8yrs to almost 1. When I found your blog I was bless because...we have similars lifes and because my language barrier I can't do a blog or write like you. But I live trough you! Thanks Katherine
Enid in TX original from PR

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Oh yes, so true! Great analogy. I guess it is a lot like that!

I am in the habit of CD back up every 4 months or so. I back up photos and any important documents on CD's or DVD's. I am paranoid, so I make FOUR copies each time. Three go in one CD holder and 1 goes in another...just in case. In case of what? I don't know, but just in case!

Good luck hunting it all down again. i am sure you will find it.

Munchkin Land said...

Oh yes... I hate it when I can't find anything that I really need. Especially when I know it's there. Good luck!

Kili @ Live Each Moment said...

I recently posted about that verse and a fw others around it on my blog...I love Isaiah 40. How BIG our God is indeed.

Susanne said...

Technology truly is unbelieveable and scarey isn't it? But the thought of how really small this universe really is to how big our God is mind blowing. How great is our God!

Rachel Anne said...

I love that verse,too. Congratulations on your new computer. Now that my old laptop is dead, I find myself envious of anyone with new technology. But I'm happy for you...you needed it!!!

Margo said...

We went through this not all that long ago.

Not. Fun.

Leslie said...

I just love that analogy. Thanks for the precious reminder, Katherine.

Qtpies7 said...

Oh, I wonder if I brought mine in somewhere if they could retrieve my photos that we "thought" were moved to my new computer, but weren't, then we erased the hard drive...... I lost 2 years of pics of my little girl.
:(

Julie@HighFive! said...

We had a hard drive crash years ago, my husband just went and bought a new one. But we still have it here, hoping one day to retrieve the years of pictures that are hopefully still on it. It's just collecting dust in the basement, waiting for our attention. Thanks for reminding me of it, you've given me some hope that perhaps those pictures aren't lost afterall.