Does SIRI know everything? If you are not up to speed on smart phone technology, SIRI is a function on the iPhone that provides several directional or informational options, which I use on occasion. SIRI stands for: Speech Interpretation and Recognition Interface. That simply means you can ask your phone a question and “it” answers. Most times SIRI tells me, “I do not understand,” and I am supposing that has something to do with my Tennessee vernacular not being very easily interpreted.
Have you ever asked SIRI any “God” questions? I thought it might be fun to see what SIRI had to say; so I asked, “Where is God”? SIRI said, “Let’s see. Here’s what I found on the WEB about ‘Where is God?’ ” So I have determined that SIRI does not know everything in spite of what my teenage techie-granddaughter might think!
In recent years, we have become a culture that does a lot of “looking down” for answers or guidance. We gaze down at our phone to talk to SIRI, or bend our necks to read Google Maps, or text a friend for their help with directions to a specific destination. It seems convenient; and it can be, I must admit as a man, very helpful. Like, now I can get by with blaming SIRI when I am lost! Long before the advent of smartphones and other such technology, the Psalmist offered a better strategy. In Psalm 121:1-2 we are encouraged to “look up because our help comes from the Lord.”
I’m not real sure yet that SIRI is always dependable or that he/she really cares whether I get where I am going or not. I do know by experience my Heavenly Father IS always dependable and He always cares about helping me get where I am going! But to get directions, you have to ask! That’s called prayer! Try it; look down while looking up.
“SIRI, directions to heaven?” SIRI did direct me to God’s Word when I asked, so let’s give it up for SIRI!!
Blessings to all,