The iPhone 5 is here.
“The wait is over” say the ads.
I haven’t been waiting.
My old phone is in pristine condition and I can’t afford to replace it with something slightly thinner, slightly taller, and with a few more features, some of which are reported to actually work.
Still, as I go to work this morning there will be lines of people lining up outside the carriers stores to make sure that they are among the first to have the new symbol of everything cool.
Many will be disappointed as I already know that inventory on the magic device is “constrained’…they will leave still carrying the magic device they spent hundreds on last year.
They will leave the stores empty handed and quite probably angry, having believed the cultural and corporate message that they have been denied something they both need and want.
Those that actually are able to buy the device will be thrilled for a few days, then begin to pine for the next round of magical devices to come in a year or so.
This morning I got something I both needed and wanted…for free.
I was also reminded of receiving other things I need and want…
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insightmaking known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christas a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.
In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it,to the praise of his glory.”
(Ephesians 1:3–14 ESV)
There was no line and no charge as Someone had already purchased it for me.
You’d think there would be a line where you can get this stuff for free…you’d think.
Maybe we need better advertising.
Make your own application…