Over the past couple of weeks, my phone was doing some pretty crazy things battery wise. After doing a sermon on Facebook Live, it still showed 100% battery. That evening, the same thing.
Over the next few weeks, it seemed like it wouldn’t hardly hold a charge at all. Then, after a Sunday morning Facebook Live, it was at 20% (no, the sermon wasn’t any longer than usual!). That night, when I turned off Facebook Live, the phone showed 3% battery...by the time we’d sung the invitation song and I walked to my office, it was at 1%. Then it started have issues receiving and sending messages. So I knew something had to be done.
So last week we “bit the bullet” and I got a new phone. I am excited to say that this is the first time in cell phone history that I have the newest, most current phone in my family!
I was hesitant to trade in my phone, though. It had a certain sentimental value...it had been my Dad’s phone. It sort of felt like I was trading in part of him.
But I received an email saying that AT&T would give me a $200 credit for my iPhone 6...so I went ahead and made the switch to an iPhone XS.
It’s taking some getting used to...the XS doesn’t have a home button and uses face recognition instead of a finger print for security, for example. But all-in-all, I think it will be a good switch for me.
It was difficult to part with the “old” phone (I had an iPhone SE that I was using prior to getting my Dad’s phone...I had no trouble taking the $30 credit for trading it in...but the iPhone 6 was more difficult: even thought the “value” was significantly higher).
When we made the decision to put on Christ in baptism (Galatians 3:27) we made the decision to part with our former way of life. There are things about our former life that are difficult to “trade in” and that, at
times, we are really going to miss.
But we have to consider that the old way of life was broken and needed to be replaced. The old way of life wasn’t able to do what we needed it to do, so we had to make the decision to upgrade.
When you compare the value of the new life in Christ with the value of the old way of life, though, you’re probably going to wonder one thing: “Why didn’t I upgrade sooner?”