The worm

You may wonder why I am writing an article about a worm, but Iíve just had an interesting experience. You may have read several articles about a computer virus which affects computers using modern versions of Windows.

I love to read the newspaper in the morning. So I had read all the news about this dangerous virus. But why should my computer be affected? Why should this happen to me?

The worm

Well, of course it happened to me. Why not? Tens of thousands of computers have been affected in Germany. The more sophisticated, the more susceptible! I must admit that I should have been more careful and alert. I should have updated the virus scanner regularly and paid more attention to the warnings, but sometimes the walls we have built to protect ourselves turn out to be useless…

"Why should this happen to me? Why should I experience disease, loss of a dear friend, death, crime…?" We as Christians are not spared. But we are better off. We may trust that we are not alone, that Jesus loves to help us if only we give him a chance.

I would like to encourage you (and myself) to trust in God's help. "My help comes from the LORD, the maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip — he who watches over you will not slumber." (Psalm 121: 2,3)

In the above case, I praise the Lord and give thanks to him that he sent me help through a dear friend who eliminated the virus.

By: Astrid Hinze
Cartoon by: Andrew Bossom, e-mail, website
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