1 Corinthians 3:2
I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready.
Danny is so excited! His new camera has arrived!!!
I'm so excited! He's giving me his old one!!!
But, I'm also nervous and worried about using it. All I've ever had is a point-and-shoot. I love my tiny Canon Elph. Though I know this more complex camera will enable me to do so much more, I have doubts about learning to use it with the kind of skill Danny has.
When Danny begins showing me how to use the camera, he forgets how little I understand photography terms. He tells me too much, too fast. The words swirl senselessly around in my head - in one ear, out the other. I can't handle this solid food. I need milk!
"Honey, you're going to have to slow down," I tell him kindly, because he really is trying to help. "Just show me one step at a time, enough for me to be able to take some photos and see how they turn out."
"I'm sorry," Danny says. "I guess it is too much information to remember all at once. Let's start over. Just the basics this time, I promise."
And, that's exactly what we do. Baby steps. When I know how to focus it, put the photo card in and out, change lenses and caps, I'm ready (I hope) for my first real photographic experience.
I set up a chair in our backyard not far from the bird feeder. Of course, my initial arrival sees the birds and squirrels heading for the hills. But, I sit quietly. Patiently. Hardly moving a muscle.
And, it isn't long before my feathered and furry friends make their entrance. The siren call of the bird seed is simply too alluring. Oh, I am thrilled! I snap away with abandon, knowing I have to take many photos to get a few passable ones. I dare not hope for anything great. Not. Just. Yet.
When Danny comes home from work, we look at the images on his computer, deleting any which are out of focus. Then, the next step - working a new program for raw pictures on Photo Shop. Another call for milk! But, Danny shows me the ropes and helps me out until I'm comfortable enough to work on my own. Here are the results . . .
After viewing these, what do you think? Am I ready to move on to solid food?
Where are you in your Christian walk? Eating solid food, or still drinking milk?
Will you pray with me?
Father, we thank You for the many gifts and talents You give to each of us. May we develop and use them to Your honor and glory. Take us from baby steps to maturity in our Christian faith. Amen.