Happy Tuesday! I hope you had a fabulous weekend! Were any of you all affected by GoDaddy's outage yesterday!? Like usual, I had no idea what was going on, but noticed that our work website was down. We were trying to get the word out that Smart Beginnings South Hampton Roads had advanced to round 2 of The Giving Back Awards (thanks to your help!), but weren't able to access our site, or even our blog.
I emailed our web developers in a panic and they informed me, that it wasn't just us, but that GoDaddy had been hacked and most of their sites were down. This little incident took out thousands, possibly millions of sites everywhere--yikes!
There is so much about technology that I don't understand, but one thing I expect is for it to always work when I need it. When something like this happens, I'm completely helpless.
In an age where we really so heavily on websites, email, and cell phones, the truth is, at some point, they are going to fail us. Remember the blackberry outage of 2007?! Meetings were missed, money was lost, and games weren't able to be played while riding the subway--talk about a crisis!
The only thing that will not fail us is the sure foundation of our God. I love what Paula Rinehart says when she writes:
"Hope that is pinned to God, rather than to people, has a buoyancy to it because it is grounded not in our own illusion of how our story should read, but in the character of God."
Pin your hope to God. Trust in Him wholeheartedly. Even when our devices fail us, we face disappointment, and our hearts our broken--He is the only thing that will always work and always remain.
"I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope...O Israel, put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption."
Psalm 130:5, 7
PS: Thanks to your votes, Smart Beginnings made it to Round 2 of the Giving Back Awards. Click here to vote today!