After several weeks occupied with such issues, I finally found time to turn my attention the equally important matter of getting our utilities squared away here in our new home. Chief among these has been the setting up of the electricity, gas, water, trash, and similar such accounts. After addressing these basic necessities, I then called and got set up for internet, telephone, and television.
In our previous residence, we received all three of these services in a bundle together through a dependable cable provider. Unfortunately, as cable does not extend out to where we now live, this is not an option. Therefore, having done my due diligence, I finally settled upon a reputable satellite service for these provisions.
Things worked well for several days; and we were quite satisfied. But then, all of a sudden, we lost our signal. We abruptly found ourselves without internet, telephone, and/or television. Ouch! In the short term, we managed to survive by tapping into my cellphone’s built-in “mobile hot spot” app. But we needed more than this. So we called a repairman.
When the repairman showed up earlier today, we quickly discovered what the problem was. I learned about something called a “TRIA” unit. The acronym “TRIA” stands for “Transmit and Receive Integrated Assembly”. This unit sits directly opposite the dish on satellite receivers and manages the signals to and from the satellite above to the modem inside one’s home. It is often described as the brains of one’s satellite dish.
In layman’s terms, what a “TRIA” does is facilitate the communication back and forth between one’s computer and the communications satellite orbiting miles overhead in the heavens above. And ours was not working correctly!
Why? Because, for whatever reason, condensation had built up behind the lens in the “TRIA” and was now interfering with the two way signal between the satellite above and the modem within. The repairman replaced the faulty “TRIA” unit and “Voilà!”, everything immediately began to work correctly!
Now, I do not know exactly why the “TRIA” unit on our satellite dish was faulty. But for whatever reason, it was. Water, a foreign substance which did not belong there, had somehow found its way inside the unit; and when it did, it interfered with the signal so that the unit no longer worked in the way in which it was designed. As a result, the communication between the satellite above and our modem within our home was effectively blocked.
As I reflected on this matter, I was reminded of what happened in chapter 3 of the Old Testament Book of Genesis, when sin entered into the equation and disrupted the communication between Heaven and earth. As a result of Adam and Eve’s sin, our relationship with Heaven was permanently broken. And it took a uniquely qualified Repairman to fix the issue!
Enter Jesus Christ! God’s Son came into this world and gave His life in order to fix our problem! As a result of His reparative action, our relationship with Heaven above has been mended. And now, by God’s grace, communication with Heaven is once again possible, and beneficial!
In his First New Testament Letter (chapter 1, verse 9), the apostle John states: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” Based on this truth from God’s Word, I challenge you to consider whether or not there is any obstruction between your heart and Heaven’s throne.
If there is, then by all means, call upon the Ultimate Repairman Himself, Jesus Christ; and allow Him to do what He alone can do –which is to clear away any and all impurities that inhibit your rapport with Heaven! Once you do, your relationship with Heaven will be forever restored!
SCRIPTURE SOURCE: https://biblehub.com/1_john/1-9.htm.