day 3K1: Right To Repair

“Finally, the king’s chief cup-bearer spoke up. “Today I have been reminded of my failure,” he told Pharaoh.”

It seems logical that something we purchase and own that we should be able, to our best ability, fix it if it breaks.  That makes sense doesn’t it?  Well, have you thought that when the phone you have breaks, that you end up taking it back to where you bought it and they may or may not fix it, versus sell you another one.  And, it’s impossible for us to repair them ourselves.  That is because the manufacturers don’t provide the tools or parts to us or to those who are non-authorized repair providers.  It is the same as not being able to fix your bicycle when the chain breaks, but instead having to take it back and upgrade (buy) the newest model.  Here in the U.S. there is a bill working its way through Congress that would give us the right to repair those things that we have purchased.  Personally, I doubt I would ever take the time to learn how to repair my iPhone. But I’d like the choice in case I did.

Our God is a God of repairing what we have done wrong in our brokenness.  I love the account of the cup-bearer who had the courage to tell Pharaoh that he had forgotten to fulfill his promise to Joseph to tell the King about how Joseph deciphered the cup-bearer’s dream.  It’s a reminder, that not only can we take our mistakes to God in prayer for forgiveness and He will wipe the slate clean, but also that we should always exercise our right to repair with others what we may have done or not done to or for them.

Reference:  Genesis 41:9 (New Living Translation)

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