Friday, January 17, 2020
Life 360? How about Life 24/7?
Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
My husband, Danny, downloads the Life 360 app to our phones in 2018 when his son, Giovanni, is making the monumental move to New Mexico for his Air Force assignment in Albuquerque. For those of you who might not be acquainted with this convenience, it allows sharing of location and movement as a loved one travels. We are especially worried at the time because of possible inclement weather that Giovanni and his wife, Hope, could be facing during their arduous trek.
Happy to say, they make it safely, but not without a few nail-biting moments on our part!
While we delete Giovanni from our circle after his successful arrival, Danny and I continue to track one another. This is of particular comfort to my MIL, who toward the waning days of her life, grows extremely anxious when her son leaves the house to shop or go to the gym. It gives her such peace of mind knowing where he is, and when he might be home. She just feels safer and more secure when Danny is in the house, and I certainly could never fault her for that.
Enter Danny's brand new phone! Yes, we want to continue using Life 360 to monitor each other's movements, especially when I embark on the long journey to my mother's house, but the app decides to be balky and inconsistent. Danny has to reload it repeatedly. Luckily, it does work seamlessly during my last trip to Mom's, but the following day? Nada! What's up with that?
We are concluding that the app simply needs a nudge here and there, a reentering of the password, to convince it to work reliably. A pain? Yes, but necessary if we wish to keep the connection going.
What a relief it is to know that when it comes to God, we never need to download an app or reset a password to be connected to Him! He always knows where we are headed and where we will end up. Even in the precarious places, His steady hand is there to guide us and hold us fast.
The Lord is Life 24/7 when we submit to and put our trust in Him
Here's to the journey!
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