The Maker’s Manual.

DSC03727Some months ago I found that my camera was taking three pictures at a time, albeit at different settings. As I was still unfamiliar with many of the camera’s functions I looked at the manual but could not make sense of what I had done. I hoped that it would rectify it. It did not. Taking it back to the shop would entail a journey up to Inverness, expense and potential embarassment if I found out That I had done something stupid. Because it was something that I could live with I delayed going in. But as the camera takes 16meg pictures and as 3×16=48meg I was using up the memory card at a rather quick, so after a fortnight I called in. I explained the situation to the young female assistant. She took the camera knew enough to know what the problem was but because she was not familiar with that model, when she started to play around with the various buttons on the camera at the speed of an expert texter, she was unable to find the function. I commented that there were a lot of buttons on cameras these days. She agreed but I suspect did not appreciate the comment. At that point I brought out the manual. Within seconds she found the correct page and the correct button and was able to rectify it almost instantly. How often do we not treat God’s manual for us the Bible, ina similar manner? I did look at the camera’s manual but did not understand it. I should have taken more time to study it. Likewise, we need to take time to study and gain understanding of Scripture as Paul wrote to Timothy, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:vv6-7.
David G. Rose 2012

About davidgrose

I am a Bible believing Christian, brought up in the Brethren Movement, and now find myself associating with charismatics even though I do not always agree with them. I am in full-time employment. I have interests in history and photography amongst others.
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