After a most wonderful trip to Bangkok with Grace, I came back to horrors. Turning on my laptop, I heard a 'pop' and the screen went dead. I must have blown a fuse or something. At the time of this writing, I have not found out what actually happened. With my wife's laptop, I eagerly went on-line and to the horror of all horrors, four of my most active blogs disappeared from the Internet:
Panic set in! I was desperate... spending hours in an attempt to seek help from every possible source of assistance. I went on to Blogger Buzz and other blogging help sites. The information was grim. I was only one of the many bloggers who experienced such cyber tragedies. Some said that the blogs were gone forever.
I really appreciate those friends who came on-line to give different advice. A special thanks to my young brother-in-the-Lord, Benjamin Lai, who worked especially hard to link me with many helpful sites. For two days, my fingers traveled the cyber-world in search of my lost blogs. No trace of any of them. I tinkered continually until weariness overwhelmed my desperation and I gave up.
Thankfully, this morning, I woke up to angels singing - all the missing blogs were restored.
This little saga reminds me of the Parable of the Lost Sheep (Luke 15:4-7). Yes, I did leave everything I was doing so as to recover the four lost blogs. Now I know that sinking feeling of the poor shepherd who lost one of his sheep. So, if the Lord is going to use a new parable for our generation, He might just use the Parable of the Lost Blogs.
Pastor Albert Kang
13 July 2011
13 July 2011