This week, I got a call on my cell phone that appeared as “Blocked” and when I answered it, a guy with a thick foreign accent told me he was from “Windows Technical Support” and that he was calling because they had discovered a major problem with my Windows computer. Because I don’t have a Windows computer, and I recognized this scam from a few weeks earlier with my step-dad, I decided to have a little fun with the scammer.
- Him: “You’ve got a problem with your Windows PC.
- Me: “Oh no! What kind of problem is it?”
- Him: “Well, we can fix it.”
- Me: “How do you know there’s a problem?”
- Him: “We can see it when you get on the internet.”
- Me: “Really, you can see my computer?”
- Him: “Yes. But we can fix it.”
- Me: “How can you see my computer?”
- Him: “When you get on the internet.”
I just kept asking questions and was actually nowhere near any computer as he was giving me instructions that would have allowed him to not only see my computer, but make changes to it as well. That’s a really bad idea. At that point, he’d have complete access to any info on my computer or install whatever software he wanted.
I eventually just told him I knew it was a scam and that he was a criminal and should be charged for this scam and then I hung up.
But as I thought about it, I realized that I do have a kind of windows problem. 1 Corinthians 13:12 says, “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.”
My windows problem is that right now, I can’t see completely clearly. My vision is a little blurred and I don’t understand nearly as much as I would like to. Whenever I think I’ve got it all figured out, I find out that I don’t know as much as I need to know.
But the promise of God is that one day, I will see Him face to face. And one day, all my questions will be answered. And I will finally understand the answer to the all-encompassing question, “Why?” And I think at that point, some of my questions won’t be as important as the fact that all the answers will be found in Him.
And the best news in that verse is that God does know me completely right now. He knows all the dark corners of my life that I try to hide and yet He still loves me just as I am. It’s mind-blowing that the One who knows me the best, loves me the most!