Lately I have been challenged at work to once again set up mobile technicians. Techs would go out, do their work, log in to our system using iPads, get the customer to sign the tablet and print out their receipt. Sounds easy but technology isn’t quite there yet to make it as easy as it sounds.
However, using a specific app, and a specific printer with specific capabilities, I was able to make it happen. Steph will be the first to tell you once I am challenged, I will obsess over it until I meet or exceed the challenge and this was no exception. I made it seemingly easy to do.
Or so I thought it was easy. The techs are not as computer literate as I am and what is easy for me isn’t as easy for them. Time and practice are the only things that will fix this, but I am trying to make it very easy for them to get their work orders out.
Well, today it got me thinking. Suppose iPads, Xooms, Galaxy Tablets, etc., what ever is your tablet of choice, (mine is the B&N Nooke btw) had been available with internet access in the time of the Apostles.
- The birth of Christ would have been on Facebook instantly, and on MySpace soon afterwards
- The wise men would not have had to use stars, but could have used Google Maps to find the child
- The chorus of Angels could have been video recorded and on YouTube within minutes
- Mary and Joseph could have used child locator to know Jesus was back at the temple
- Satan would have used Photoshop’ed pics to temp Jesus
- Jesus would have called his disciples using Twitter @Matthew, @Mark, @Luke and @John just to name a few
- He would have used an app to read scripture to them from the books of the Law
- He could have used GoToMyMeeting, or instant messenger to meet with the disciples
- He could have used Google to get a better lawyer at his trial
- He could have used Vimeo to get His sermons out to the masses. (Imagine seeing the sermon on the mount online)
Romans 10:13-5 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!