Word of God is constant amid change
Columnist Walker Moore said newfangled products may come and go, but God's Word remains constant.
Years ago, a young man in our church wanted to do something special for our family. He approached me and asked if we had a microwave oven.
I'd heard about these newfangled contraptions. As far as I knew, owning one was like having a personal atomic nuclear reactor. I grew up in the days when nuclear war was in the forefront of everybody's mind. We had school drills and we were to either jump into a ditch or hide under our tiny wooden desks.
In addition, I'd watched the show “Flash Gordon” and seen how destructive microwaves could be. A rumor went around that if you didn't close the microwave door tight enough, gamma rays would leak out, and you'd end up looking like a hairless Chihuahua or Uncle Ed.
Before long, the young man gave us a microwave. Since we weren't sure what to do with it, we started out by using it to boil water for tea and hot chocolate. Next, we got adventurous and tried microwave popcorn. We've never looked back.
Recently, our 16-year-old microwave oven quit working. My wife and I stood looking into the big electronic box and realized nothing was happening. We realized our microwave had died. Life as we knew it came to a screeching halt.
I was talking to a friend about our microwave's sudden death. She told me her grandmother had a microwave oven that she used for a breadbox.
I grew up in the era when every household had a breadbox on the kitchen counter. Nothing brings back warmer memories than the thought of Grandma's homemade bread.
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