My ipad is packed full of very important apps that I use daily to increase my productivity. Yeah, there is an app for that. For instance, there is the calendar app. I have it sync’ed up with my Google calendar and now I never miss an appointment. Except when I do.
And then there are the ever-so important mind strengthening games: Temple Run, Cut the Rope, Where’s My Water, Bloons, etc. If you don’t know what these games are, do not go looking for them. I said, “NOT”. Watch your step here. If you find these games, your life will be ruined for the next three weeks—perhaps longer. Friends and family will fall to the wayside. You’ll be all too consumed with those crazy little monkeys popping that one last balloon as if your life depended upon it. “Yeah, son, that school project that you asked me to help with that’s due tomorrow… I’ll help you out first thing next Tuesday. ”
I guess the best app on my ipad is the online Bible that I downloaded. That’s right, I have the Bible on my ipad just the way God intended his word to be read: scrolling with one finger, adjusting the font size on the fly, changing the screen brightness to benefit your eyes. Yes God, you’ve come a long way since etching these good words on stone tablets.
So imagine my surprise as I was checking for “app updates”.
Hey, are you actually imagining it? Or are you just reading lazy? Come on, play along now. You have to “bring it” when reading my blog.
The room was dark and the burning glow of the ipad screen shined upward on Marcus’s face. In this dimly lit room, the shadows on his face twisted his facial expressions into an unnatural state. He appeared haunted, somewhat crazed, as he worked the touch screen with an experts command.
No wait. Image this instead.
The room was dark. Only light from his ipad and fireplace shined across Marcus’s body. He was lying on the floor in front of the warm fire, propped up on one elbow. His torso was twisted to the right which allowed the light from the fireplace to highlight the hills and valleys of his six-pack abs.
Whoa. That was creepier than I thought. You don’t have to “bring it” anymore.
So anyway… I was simply looking for ipad updates for possible fresh releases of new levels to all my awesome time-wasting games when I saw the following.
“Bible – update available”
What is this? A Bible update! God is updating the Bible and he is sending me the next installment! How crazy awesome it that? Thanks God.
With my mind jumping and my heart thumping I pushed the “update now” button. I wondered what more God has to say. Will this next book continue where the last one left off? Is this a Hollywood style prequel explaining the time before the “In the beginning”? Or better yet, what I was really hoping for: Jesus, the Teenage Years.
Of course, as it turns out, the application itself needed the update and not the actual story and words. Still, I was a little disappointed. I would have liked to read about Jesus in high school and how he served and saved the children enslaved in after-school detention.