July 23rd, 2016| Topic: RaMbLeS | 0


They say there are 78,000,000 pet dogs in the U.S. About 40% of all U.S. households have a canine.

Add to this the fact that there are over 200,000,000 smartphone users in this country.

Plus, in the last year there have been 30,000,000,000 apps downloaded, just from Apple’s App Store alone.

When you mix all that data together, churn it around a bit, what do you get?


“Pooper,” an app. It summons someone to scoop off your pet pooch’s droppings from wherever. Yup, it’s come to this.

Of course, you don’t have time to do that yourself. I suppose it is fair to assume that you have time to take care of the dog’s other needs (though there might be an app for that, too, somewhere). But what with life’s incessant demands, the coming elections, and terrorism looming on the horizon, you don’t have time to scoop the poop. So … Pooper.

Kinda like Uber. On Pooper, once your dog has done its thing, you open the app, pinpoint the excreta on a map, and hit “Scoop” (or whatever). Then you can head off to whatever else you wanted to do without being bothered by your poop responsibilities. Pooper handles it all.

The motto of “Pooper”? “Your dog’s poop in someone else’s hands.”

I’m not making this up. It has come to this.

Pooper co-founder Ben Becker, 32, says it’s not a joke.

Pooper is what American needs now, because there’s just too much dog doo-doo on U.S. streets. It is our intention to solve a problem in a unique way.”

We are told by Becker that the app has already gotten sign-ups by the hundreds, both poopers (customers) and scoopers (employees). And poopers can subscribe to all kinds of different levels of plans, even an “unlimited premium plan that allows unlimited scoops in an unlimited radius.” And scoopers are guaranteed above minimum wage—“absolutely!”

Becker again:

It speaks to a human truth. If dog poop wasn’t such a problem I don’t think we’d get a response that we’re getting.”

Nice. Get someone else to clean up your mess. Wish we had a Pooper app for life.

Oh, wait, we do!

And for one unholy mess we made of ourselves.

For all of us have become like one who is unclean,
And all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment;
And all of us wither like a leaf,
And our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.
Isaiah 64:6

The mess is really unholy, because God, with whom we have to do, is not.

“To whom then will you liken Me That I would be his equal?” says the Holy One.
Isaiah 40:25

And so these messes called sin have distanced us from the Holy One.

But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God,
And your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear.
Isaiah 59:2

Ever wished you could get someone to take care of those messes? Here’s the Good News (the equivalent of the Pooper app, I suppose).

The LORD has caused the iniquity of us all
To fall on Him.
Isaiah 53:6

Jesus Christ paid the price of our sins (cleaning up our messes) once and for all.

But He was pierced through for our transgressions,
He was crushed for our iniquities;
The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him,
And by His scourging we are healed.
Isaiah 53:5

For all who trust in Christ’s death and resurrection for sin, their messes no longer stand between them and a holy God.

What a great App God!

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