How in the world have we survived so long without cellphones? Or smart phones for that matter?
I’m certain that nearly every adult person has lost their phone or broken it at some point in time. I mean, the near tragedy and panic when you cannot text, call or check your Facebook leaves you feeling so isolated and disconnected from the world.
Well, I broke my phone THREE TIMES this year. Like really broke it. I know, it’s like the complete opposite of the “Midas Touch”. What can I say? I am the epitome of Murphy’s Law.
The worst time was the most recent. I had already had my phone repaired once and was putting up with the tiny crack in my screen since I had just spent money to have it fixed. My pride wouldn’t let me get it fixed yet AGAIN in such a short period of time. Plus, I’m a cheapo.
It was the second best day of my life (in sequence, not importance–the first was the birth of our first daughter). My second sweet baby girl was just born and I nearly exhausted the storage of my iPhone with pictures of that precious face! Just like any newborn would, she wanted to nurse and she wanted it NOW! I turned to pick her up and I heard that awful, gut-wrenching sound of an iPhone shattering when it hit the floor. This was not just a tiny crack, but a complete destruction of my lifeline.
At the worst possible time.
How would I announce to the world about our new addition?
How would I be able to communicate with family when to visit?
I may have blown it a smidge out of proportion due to the inevitable postpartum emotional rollercoaster known as hormones, but I digress. Sensing my panic, my gracious mother-in-law came and took my phone to the repair shop since I was still admitted to the hospital. The world would not have ended if I took it myself once I was discharged, but that anxious and disconnected feeling would have been there nonetheless.
The same is true with relationships.
When we don’t take the time to invest in our devotions or prayer time we can feel disconnected from the Lord. We think He is silent, but He never moved-we did.
When we don’t spend time or have opportunities to fellowship with other believers, we feel socially disconnected. Life becomes harder because we are designed to crave that intimacy with others. We need each other to lean on and grow together. To rejoice with your sisters and to weep with them. To cheer each other on or even reign each other in occasionally. Here at The Connection it is our desire to provide you with opportunities to connect once again with the Lord and with other women. Ladies, we need each other!
We are sisters. We are stronger together.
Don’t be isolated and alone. Stay tuned for some incredible opportunities to connect (or reconnect) with friends and our Heavenly Father through The Connection!
Hebrews 10:24-25 English Standard Version (ESV)
“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”
Diane Haupt is a stay-at-home wife and mother and serves on the board of directors for The Connection. She is a fellow sinner saved by the grace of God and is an active member of LCBC Church in Waynesboro, PA where she serves on the worship team. She has a passionate desire given by the Holy Spirit to mentor and disciple other women. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.