Y2K and Psalm 139
O Lord, You have searched me, and known me.
You know when I sit down at my PC, and when I step away.
You understand my modem, and the whole e-mail thing.
You know the way I let the Internet waste my time, but too,
how it has let me keep in contact with family & friends around the globe.
Even before I've touched the keyboard, You know what I'll write.
It is hard for me to comprehend that You're standing at my
shoulder every time I sign on.
You are awesome, Lord, the Y2K uncertainties can't disturb You,
like they do me and lots of people around me.
Where can I go that Your spirit isn't with me?
Or could I get away from Your love and protection,
if I was running in fear come Jan. 1, 2000?
If my electricity shuts down, You are there.
If I have to sleep under 2 down comforters to keep warm
when my gas furnace fails to operate, You are there.
If the city can't keep the water pumping,
or my ATM is "out of service," You'll take care of me.
If, on Dec. 31, 1999, I cry "surely the darkness will overwhelm
me, and the light around me will be night," even the darkness
is not dark to you, and the night is bright as the day.
Darkness and light are alike, to You.
You made me Lord, and You love me. Your works have no glitches,
no shutdowns, no power failures.
My days, with or without computers,
were planned by You before I was even born!
You, Lord, are without limits, always knowing, and seeing, and
doing. Faith in technology is a sin, and I pray for Your forgiveness
for the times I've trusted it with my comfort, happiness and cash.
Help me to be faithful to You, and not panic
when I hear of shortages, outages and chaos.
Help me to be prepared to help others, physically and spiritually.
Let me be an enemy of fear mongers, and help me to show those
who are truly afraid of the future how to put their trust in You,
Lord, the Almighty One.
Keep Your eye on me, O God, and touch my heart.
Give me Your peace, and make me share it with others.
Keep my eyes on You, now and forever.