It is taking a bit of practice to use the keyboard but I am already totally in love. I have visions of myself sitting in Starbucks, sipping my hazelnut mocha and typing a blog on my iPad. Or lying in bed reading my new book that I bought online and is now sitting on my iPad book shelf. I love the idea of having everything in one place. That is until it runs out of battery or the kids (more likely me) spill water on it. Then I guess I will have to pull my Bible off the real bookshelf and use it to catch up on my one year Bible reading plan. But in this moment I feel immense joy typing on my iPad and incredible hope, knowing all the new apps being written right now to make my life easier and more fun. I am tempted to finish writing quickly so I can go explore some more. There must be so many new cool things for me to discover.
This Easter as I read the story of Jesus' death and resurrection on my iPad Bible app, I know that my joy and hope are not based on temporary things like a new toy. My joy and hope and peace come not from the people around me or my circumstances but from my understanding of what Jesus did for me this weekend almost 2000 years ago.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20