Sunday, 4 July 2010

How very odd life is

Sometimes I ask google things. Instead of searching with what I think might be tags that will effect a desired result, I just ask Google a real question and see what comes up.

Today I typed in the question "Where will I find rest?"

I have no idea what I was expecting, but I was still surprised by the page of answers I turned up. They were:

1) Probate Court How To Probate A Decedent's Estate Ah. Eternal rest!

2)Frequently Asked Questions - FIU College Of Business Administration. I was intrigued to contemplate that "Where will I find rest?" might be a frequently asked question in a College of Business Administration!

3) Building and running a successful research business: a guide for the... Google Books Result. Hmmm. Well, one man's rest is another man's hectic nightmare I guess.

4) Virus Information | OIT Website. Er... "rest"... OK whatever

5) Welcome to the State of California Department of Transportation. What? Where can I find a list of rest areas along California freeways. oh, right!

6) Where will I get my Glastonbury tickets from? Glastonbury. Well, yes: outside the festival it could possibly be quite restful at Glastonbury.

7) How do I find out my Network Security Key? Uh oh. Definitely a quest for peace of mind!

8) FAQ What if I am an ex-offender? What indeed...

9) Where do I find the rest of the Blood Dragon armor? Crumbs. Let me not stand in your way!

10) Confused about IRS rebate checks? Get your answers here.

So where can I find rest? Obviously they don't know. Just now I don't know.

But fortunately...

... I know a Man who does.

Come unto Me all you who travail and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Thou hast made us for Thyself, and our hearts are restless til they rest in Thee.


Julie B. said...

Thank you for this lovely post - funny and profound. Indeed, there is no rest without our Jesus. I can hear Him calling me now...

Pen Wilcock said...


Gerry Snape said...

I'm thinking you could start a whole new trend with this Ember. We could google in questions such as "where can I find hope?"...or " can you assure me of life after death?"...well it could become a movement similar to Arlo Guthrie's movement in Alice's Restaurant....

Buzzfloyd said...

That is one of my favourite passages of scripture.

Also, I could have told them about the Blood Dragon armour.

Pen Wilcock said...

You could have told them, Buzz? Blood Dragon armour? Sometimes I worry about you... And, Alice's Restaurant is not strictly speaking a passage of scripture...
Gerry, I often ask Google real questions - I type in things like 'Show me a beautiful Amish family making bread in their kitchen' or 'Take me to a tiny little hut two-thirds of the way up the mountain right now' and see what it comes up with.