I arrived with the solution.
It wasn’t working, but a system reset would sort it out. After all, it’s a Windows machine.
But she’d tried holding down the power button. Me, doing it with the knowledge of the solution, didn’t work either. Ctrl Alt Delete stubbornly refused to acquiesce. Ah.
Shock treatment. It wasn’t working on mains power, so remove the battery! Bingo! But it wouldn’t budge.
Hmm. Screen blank. Listen – no sound! Oh! It isn’t working because it’s run out of power, and the mains adaptor has been forgotten!
We were trying to turn off a computer that was no longer on!
Blinded to the problem, because I came with a solution.
Finally looked at the problem, solution was obvious.
i suspect this is a ‘problem’ we all have to a degree. I know for some, their need to see their ‘solution’ justified and deemed useful is itself a significant problem. To a hammer, everything is a nail.
Funny thing is, Jesus is the answer to every problem. But we won’t actually understand that and be able to apply the solution unless we lay down our prejudices and actually behold the problem we have been given the privilege of sharing.
That’s the solution.