Thursday, May 28, 2015

Wheels Of Fortune


Tomorrow, I  plan on taking my car in to get the tires rotated as I do every six months at Discount Tire. I am not real smart business-wise but I made one solid economic purchase in my life. This is from April 3, 2010.

In the Parable of the Lost Coin in Luke 15, the woman who found her missing money called her friends and told them, 'Rejoice with me.' Tonight, I'm doing the same thing. This afternoon, for the first time in my life, I bought a new car, a 2010 Honda Fit. With our parents' estate divided, I had the chance to buy a vehicle that I plan to drive for at least a decade and the Fit, the highest rated subcompact by Consumer Reports, meets that criterion. I was blessed by the Lord steering me to a dealership, Russell and Smith Honda in Houston, that treated me with respect and courtesy. Special thanks goes to Sales Manager Steve Rodriguez, Sales Consultant Santos Cabrera-Lazo, and Finance Manager Shah Ahmed for making this an exceptional experience for me.

In Acts chapter 8, we find one of the better known Bible stories. An Ethiopian eunuch, a high government official, is returning from worshipping in Jerusalem and finds himself not understanding the prophecies about the messiah. The Lord arranges for an evangelist named Phillip to meet up with the seeker and teach him the word of God clearly, the result being the baptism of the eunuch into Jesus Christ. The key point in the encounter was the man's answer to Phillip's questioning if he knew the meaning of what he was reading; "How can I unless someone explains it to me?'' That's kind of how I felt about this car. When I knew I would be purchasing a new vehicle, I had no idea how to go about it... but I knew someone who did. I went to church camp in Nebraska as a kid with Brian Burney and he married Marsha, a girl whose family and mine were very close. In the it's a small world department, Brian and Marsha live only several blocks from me, close to one thousand miles from our native Cornhusker State. Brian walked me through the whole process, making the initial contact with the dealership and accompanying me today as I took possession. Make no mistake- I am out of my league when it comes to cars. But Brian is in the automobile business and he knows exactly what he is doing. He patiently answered my questions and told me what to look for. Sometimes we require a map to get us where we need to go and our Father can provide the guide. The Ethiopian had Phillip and I had Brian. The similarities are strikingly similar- except he drove a chariot and I have AC, a CD player, and a five year power train warranty. But outside of that...

Applicable quote of the day:
"The car has become... an article of dress without which we feel uncertain, unclad, and incomplete.''
Marshall McLuhan

*Thanks to Santos for acting as photographer!*

God bless,
Steve
Luke 18:1

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3 comments:

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Good Morning Steve

I Hope You and Your Family have a
Blessed Resurrection Sunday

God Bless You, Ron

HE IS RISEN!.....HE IS RISEN INDEED!

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

Happy Easter Steve on this lovely Easter Sunday. Loved the post and thought the photo's excellent.

Yvonne.

Tricia said...

Congrats on getting a new car! Happy Easter.