Sometime technology can get too ‘-ology’ for The Purging Lutheran. I hads to ask My Sweet Rib what this was b’fore I photo-documented and tossed in the box for Goodwilly. It’s an alarm clock. I mean had I used the process of elimination I would have eventually narrowed it down to that. I might have also concluded it was a wee television set or a radio or a something-something-something*
OK, it’s an alarm clock. MSR was – and is right – to purge it. Why? Because anymore every electronic device has an alarm clock application. Our/your phone has them. Computers and laptops have them. Watches have them. Refrigerators, microwaves and I wouldn’t be surprised if vacuum cleaners have them. Even your municipality has them – it’s the local weekly warning siren test. Even that can be used as an alarm clock if all you’re concerned with is when it is Friday, 11:00 AM.
My favorite alarm clock is not an alarm clock at all. It is an ‘alarmist’ clock as presented in the comic panel below:
13 But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, 14 for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says,
“Awake, O sleeper,
and arise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.”
15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, 19 addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, 20 giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21 submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.