"So," they say, "nobody's perfect!"
But the Vinedresser won't buy that.
Given the opportunity, He will trim the unproductive suckers and shape the branches so each one will bask in Sonlight.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Human Interface Device

Anyone with more than a button-pushing familiarity with computers can tell you all about human interface devices. Get them started on device driver issues, and you may regret venturing down that rocky path.
      Device drivers abound, and Internet access can put you instantly on the virtual doorsteps of dozens of sites quite willing to sell you the latest and greatest hardware drivers. Unfortunately, until you shell out the dough, you have no way of knowing it will work. The only way of knowing with certainty that you’re installing the best software for your hardware is to use its OEM divers included on its install disc, created and supplied by the hardware’s creator.
      Human interface devices aren’t exclusive to computers, though. Users and hardware come in different forms. In a cosmic sense, we are the hardware for accomplishing the universal Purpose. And who is the User? The eternal God of the universe, who provides
the correct Driver(His Holy Spirit) that works through the appropriate Software(His Holy Word) to make the hardware(you and me) work effectively for His purposes.
      That nifty, high-tech analogy, however, falls far short in one respect; despite the computer’s apparent temperamentalness, literal hardware has no choice in whether or not it will do its job, but we do. God left us free to choose His way, or ours, His Driver, or our own fallen spirit, His Word, or our own failed wisdom.
      I don’t know about you, but for me and my computer, we will serve the Lord.

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