What is your keyword?
G Malsawm Kipgen *
You can find any definition and meaning in Google. What is interesting to note is that Google can find its own definition in Google.
It is the world most popular search engine and can search itself. Isn't it fascinating? From geography to science and technology, definition and details are available.
Any men who are not in the field of medical science can learn few simple medical terms. Same is the case with other fields. Information on news and events are just a type and click away.
Back in 1990s, there were computers but not attractive, colourful and user friendly as it is today. These computers were installed in some schools but its commands and functions were very limited. At the dawn of 21st century, some changes were seen and there used to have an email and yahoo messenger for chatting.
More or less, those things can't compete with the latest innovation of today. Youths today who are in high and higher secondary school, college and even university level are very fortunate to have this era of Smartphone, internet and Google to aid them in their studies.
Google as you know is powerful and useful. All you need to do is to handle it with care. It can also be destructive for you if you are not careful and control your mind.
It is like a horse which works according to your command. It goes where you want to take it, the direction of the keyword you type in Google search box.
What keyword do you often type in that rectangular box? What do you read, see and hear on internet? Is it about study materials, inspirational words or about indecent things?
Do you waste your time typing ephemeral words in the white empty space to see your desires while leaving your future bleak?
Or do you use it wisely to upgrade your knowledge of the world and for your spiritual growth?
Many I believe type the keywords for Korean boy/girl bands, American pop stars, football stars, models, hollywood stars etc in a search engine box.
I have a bad feeling that the amount of search for worldly pleasure surpasses the amount of search for constructive things. Google I think must be burdened by the amount of rushing requests for worldly pleasure things.
One preacher said to a youngster, "You admire and love Cristiano Ronaldo so much but he doesn't know that you exist on earth. But the Lord your God can even count the number of hair strands on your head".
Is it not a vain to search for someone, study his likes and dislikes who doesn't even know you exist, forget about care?
Why would you not search for God instead who loves you so much? Oh! how folly is he who can't see farther beyond a temporal bliss. What a waste to chase degradable pleasures!
If you type the right keywords with a right intention, you are in the right place. One may find it hard to recall the story and the characters involved or remember the verse which touches you as you continue to read the bible. As has been said, Google can help you.
There is a summary or clear explanation in short and simple for every Book of bible. In seconds, you can find the verse you are looking for. Cross check it with a printed one for certainty.
If you are looking for words as salvation, courage in times of trouble, peace of mind, wisdom, overcoming doubt, blessing, advice, hope, relationship or trust, they are all there in bible and Google is at your service to simplify your search for answers. All you have to do is to type the right keyword.
Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek Him with all their heart- Ps 119:2.
* G Malsawm Kipgen wrote this article for The Sangai Express
This article was posted on April 21, 2017.
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