Wednesdays can often be the most difficult day for me, the “hump” day as it’s often times affectionately called. Trying to get over the hump and into the back stretch of the week.
I feel the pressure of both the “left” and the “right” sides of the week caving in on me, like Monday/Tuesday’s needs and projects competing with the Thursday/Friday needs and wants.
The result is sometimes reflection (only possible after a good few cups of coffee). And today, I am thankful for the internet, and how it has radically changed my life forever: It has provided me with a source of income for many years, a creative outlet for some of the gifts that God has given me, and powerful communication medium for the Gospel, and yes, an unbelievable entertainment vacuum as well.
Going online on August 6, 1991 the site’s purpose was to help people understand this brave new world, modestly described as a “wide-area hypermedia information retrieval initiative aiming to give universal access to a large universe of documents.”
I highly doubt he could have even come close to imagining what it would be like more than a decade and a half later.
I wonder if he ever thought it would be used to communicate the most important and most powerful message ever: The Gospel of Jesus Christ.