soon we forget! But
Gordon Bell is trying to devise a system in which he
can recall most anything in his life.
the past decade,
, a Microsoft researcher, has been “moving” the
data from his brain onto computers.
The process is much more involved than saving
digital pictures and e-mails.
carries around video equipment, cameras, and audio
recorders to capture his conversations, commutes,
trips, and experiences.
He has used a SenseCam – a device that is
being developed by Microsoft that a person hangs
around his neck and automatically records every detail
of life in photo form.
has been saving almost everything from restaurant
receipts to correspondence, bills, and medical
has accumulated a mountain of data – more than 350
gigabytes worth, not including the streaming audio and
describes the storage of information as a replica of
his biological memory.
It’s actually better, he says, because if you
back up your data in enough places, this digitized
“e-memory” never forgets.
It’s like having a multimedia transcript of
hopes that by developing and implementing this
process, no one will have to fret about storing the
details of their lives in their heads anymore; they
can save the details on their computer and recall it
at will. *
we really want to remember every detail of our lives?
After all, we make many mistakes (Romans 3:23).
Sure, we want to learn from our mistakes, but
do we want to be reminded of them constantly?
Aren’t there things that we’d like to
forget and know that they won’t be held against us?
is Another who has infallible, total recall: GOD! “There
is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things
are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must
give account” (Hebrews 4:13).
And give account, we must!
“He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness
by the Man (His Son, Jesus) whom He has ordained. He
has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from
the dead" (Acts 17:31).
must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ,
that each one may receive the things done in the body,
according to what he has done, whether good or bad”
(2 Corinthians 5:10).
Who has total recall, will recall everything that we
have done and hold us accountable for EVERY impure
thought, idle word, and evil deed. Unless…
the memory of our sins has been erased,
the sacrifice of Christ!
Old Testament prophets foretold the time when God
would establish a new covenant with His people that
contained this promise: “I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no
more" (Jeremiah 31:34; see Hebrews 8:12).
of His great love for us... God has made provision
for our forgiveness through the death of His Son,
Jesus, who died on the cross to redeem us from sin
(Ephesians 1:7). When
we respond in faith,
trusting Him for salvation (Acts 16:30-31), turning
from our sins in repentance
(Acts 17:30-31), confessing
Him before men (Romans 10:9-10), and being baptized
(immersed) in His name (Acts 2:38), He has promised to
forgive us from our sins.
Then, as we continue to walk in the light of
His Word, He has promised that the blood of Jesus will
continually cleanse us from sin
(1 John 1:7).
Judgment Day, the Lord will NOT recall those sins that
have been covered by the blood of Jesus.
A. Sargent, Minister
of Christ at Creekwood
Schillinger Rd. S.
Mobile, Alabama 36695
* Information gleaned from
“Microsoft Researcher Coverts His Brain Into ‘E-memory’” by John
D. Sutter, CNN.com
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