Monday, November 5, 2012

how many scrolls?

dear emily,

once upon a time, in a faraway land, people used to read real life books.   we
would lift the tome, feel its leather binding, open the beautiful cover, and
bury ourselves inside.  in those days, someone might say, "david copperfield
is 974 blissful pages long."

but now iPhone/iPad readers say, "the short story is 12 scrolls."

that sort of reminds me of the time Jesus walked into the synagogue in
nazareth and stood up to read the scroll.

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"unrolling it, He found the place where it is written:
the Spirit of the Lord is on me, because He has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor. . . "  luke 4:18

is there really anything new under the sun?



Sonja said...

Wise words Lea. No, I don't think there is anything new under the sun. My mom always used to say that. Things may appear to be different, but underneath, life is life, people are paople and sin is sin... but God is always God. :)

Anita said...

Good point Lea - especially good to be backed up with scripture.

Farm Girl said...

That is really something nice, I didn't know it said that. Nope, nothing new under the sun. I know this is silly but right now Ecclesiastics is my favorite book, my husband read it out loud to me before bed. I know a odd choice. Have a lovely week Lea.

Vee said...

Certainly nothing more important under the sun... You have a way of saying a thing in such a manner that I find myself thinking about it long afterward.

koralee said...

Oh I love this my very true...and wise. Thank you for visiting me the other day. Have a blessed week.

High Heeled Life said...

Beautiful post! xo C. (HHL)

Debra said...

Lea, this is among my favorite scriptures.
The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because He has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor. . . "
No, there really isn’t anything new under the sun – at least not much that will be of eternal value. Gadgets come and go, but He is forever.

Betsy Adams said...

Nothing more important under the sun... Great post--and one that should make us all THINK.


Debbie said...

Oh definitely not! Some things just never change. This was well said!

Bree said...

thank you Lea :) loving these sweet ones and trying to remember I am not super woman, I can't do it all and I'm not going to catch up...right? :) This a busy season of life and I don't wan't to miss it. Hope you're having a blessed day.
love, Bree

Sassy Granny ... said...

I've also heard it said that "the more things change, the more they remain the same." Good thing!

By the way, I haven't given up my preference for a hard bound book. No Ipad here (yet :)


beth said...

just a quick answer from my blog....

it's a quote taken from tumblr that transfers over as a photo. i use them often as there are no copy rights on them. thanks for asking :)

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

no not really...and my daughter hates when I say, "yea I use to wear that style" and yet each generation wants to think they are the first!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Great linkage of old and new. In fact, I hadn't thought of modern day books being in "scrolls".

As for me, the languid days of long novels have long gone ... that's why I read poetry!!

Single and Sane said...

I was going to make some smart alecky comment about Jesus not needing to charge a battery on the scroll when it occurred to me that He wouldn't need to worry about recharging anything. He'd just have to touch it.

And, no, there's nothing new under the sun. :-)