so long and thanks for all the fish (ing)

Ladies and Gentlemen. It is with some trepidation that I announce that this is the last blog.

Possibly.

For a while.

Unless things go well this afternoon. I have bought an operating system upgrade that requires a ‘clean install’. In other words, it won’t keep all my settings and installations and will mean that I have to reinstall all of the programs that I plan to use. I have had to save all my documents, pictures, music and other bits and pieces onto an external hard drive. I have had to try to remember all my passwords and product keys.

If all goes to plan I will be able to reinstall everything with the new operating system and it will all run wonderfully. It will have been a good thing because it will mean that the residual bits and pieces of programs and settings that do not get deleted or hide in silly places will be wiped away and I will be making a fresh start with a ‘blank canvas’.

If it does not go to plan I may never be able to get back what I have lost and there will be much wailing and gnashing of teeth. You will know if this happens because this will indeed be the last blog entry on nukelear fishing.

Wouldn’t it be great if God could do the same sort of thing for us (without the tension of not knowing if it will be successful)? We all accumulate little bits and pieces of ‘stuff’ (aka sin) in our lives and it would be a good thing if God could wipe out all of those little things and give us a fresh start.

Yes, you and I know he does forgive all of our sins. But there is something to be said for us admitting them to him specifically and asking for forgiveness. I think a psychiatrologist would call it ‘closure’. I call it complete forgiveness with no guilt attached.

Bye for now (or forever!)

nick

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