Posted by: everynation | January 29, 2008

Lessons at the Mac Store

Garry Sennaby Garry Senna

For Christmas a good friend of mine gave me a series of lessons at our local Macintosh store. Yesterday I started exploring Aperture – the digital software for photography. I have had the software for over a year now and actually went through the on line lessons, played with it and yet in the 50 minutes at the store with someone who really knew the program I learned more than I ever knew. I was stunned with the potential of the program as I navigated, under the apt eye of my instructor, into the various layers of options. They were always there waiting to be used but I lacked the skill to access them – at any substantive level.

I thought of two things as I was excitedly learning – 1) Power of discipleship and 2) The depth of God.

Power of Discipleship – Here I was a 50 year old guy being schooled by a 20 year old kid who patiently taught me without judgement or criticism. A few times he stopped and asked me if I was ok as he could tell I was reaching saturation point. His passion coupled with his skill set allowed me to learn more than I ever could on my own. A valuable lesson for me as I rekindle my passion to make disciples and share the things I know about Jesus.

The Depth of God – It seemed like every keystroke unfolded another cool feature of the software. At times my jaw would drop and I would say “How did they do that?” This was a valuable lesson for me as well that reminded me that even though I may have had God on my “computer” for a while there is still a whole lot that more stuff that He desires to show and unfold for me.

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  1. Awesome Garry. My 18yr old son got Aperture for Christmas and mastered it in about 12ns. Power of discipleship – absolutely. Depth of God – Amen.

    Need some Purple Books?


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