“Then he said to the man, “Hold out your hand.” So the man held out his hand, and it was restored, just like the other one!”
If you are a DIY-er, you already know that not everything can be fixed by you, or any of us, unless we are an “authorized repair person/service”. Manufacturers are able to keep us out of their devices and machinery through copyright law protections. In this past year, Apple finally opened up and now (if we are technical enough) can make some of our own repairs to the Apple product suite. Other companies will invalidate the warranty if we try to do it ourselves. This might change soon if Congress passes the Right to Repair Act at the Federal level. Some states have already made the change. There is still money to be made as manufacturers now can sell the parts, the tools and the manuals. And why wouldn’t that be the better approach? I have learned that when I fix something I own there is a certain amount of gratification and pride that comes from the resolution through my own hands. This can endear us to the product versus just thinking about it as just another pain and expense to be dealt with.
Thank you God for giving us the ultimate right to repair ourselves through You! We break each and every day and without what You provide with Your mercy, grace and forgiveness, along with Your Word that can act as manual for our life, we would be lost and beyond fixing. Let us today humble ourselves to You to once again be restored and repaired.
Reference: Matthew 12:13 (New Living Translation)