Something is missing.
So we held our first genuine worship this morning in our new home. It went well enough; nobody complained about us singing. We went out later to use a gift card my wife received from her coworkers as a sort of house-warming gift. Before we got home, something strange came over me.
All day today, whenever I’ve sought to enter a time of prayer and seek the Lord for a message, I keep getting this powerful image of computer stuff. With that, of course, is the quiet assurance of His power for the mission hiding behind the computer stuff. I’d prefer to find something else to write about. Frankly, my mind says this isn’t the right stuff for a Sunday blog post, but whenever I pray this is what comes before my consciousness: the CentOS logo.
Even crazier is that I don’t have any hardware suitable for running CentOS myself and don’t especially like it for my personal use. It’s too restrictive, as you might expect for something aimed at government and corporate use, with all the heavy-weight security stuff built into it. It would be my first pick for server use, and I suppose I’d recommend it for client desktops or workstations for people who didn’t do half the crazy stuff I do on a computer.
So why does it keep bouncing around inside my prayers? What kind of message is that for my parishioners? All I can do is give you what I have and let you make of it what you will, folks. God bless you.