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iPhone Home 
Wednesday, June 27, 2007, 12:33 PM - Extra Christy, Radio
The iPhone from Apple comes out at the end of this week and people are already lined up to buy the latest $499 technical wonder. An innovation for this phone is that it has one button. All the controls from dialing a number to surfing the web are done using a touch screen: your finger taps, slides, and swirls through phone, music, video, maps and messaging. The one physical button is used to bring you back to the home screen, no matter how many levels deep you are! The reviewers say this means you can never get lost in all the screens and options!

It is true that you are never lost if you know how to get home. Lost isn't not knowing where you are right now, but not knowing how to get back home. The sole Apple iPhone button makes sure its users are never lost in "a twisty maze of passageways" like some computer games. Just knowing the way home is available is comforting during challenging times and inspires the timid to forge on courageously.

A Christian is also comforted and encouraged during the explorations of this life knowing that our home is in heaven. We are never lost here on earth as long as we know where our home is. We can be encouraged in our explorations in this life, cheerful even, because we know where home is. I think this is why some church members tell me that when they don't go to church service on Sunday, they are lost the next week. They benefit from a weekly reminder of directions to their heavenly home.

Hope you always know where home is.

Our Home
Our bodies are like tents that we live in here on earth. But when these tents are destroyed, we know that God will give each of us a place to live. These homes will not be buildings that someone has made, but they are in heaven and will last forever. While we are here on earth, we sigh because we want to live in that heavenly home. We want to put it on like clothes and not be naked.

...Always be cheerful. As long as we are in these bodies, we are away from the Lord. But we live by faith, not by what we see. We should be cheerful, because we would rather leave these bodies and be at home with the Lord. But whether we are at home with the Lord or away from him, we still try our best to please him. After all, Christ will judge each of us for the good or the bad that we do while living in these bodies. - 2 Corinthians 5:1-3,6-10 (CEV)

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