“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” (John 1:4 ESV)

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Car Trouble

by Macy Johnson
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28 NIV)

Click-click, click-click. My car wouldn’t start after Bible study one morning.

Navigating the mega-church halls, I asked a passing school teacher where was the nearest phone. She directed me to the school office. But, when I arrived something in my heart told me to turn around and go to the church office at the other end of the complex. Quite a hike.

I spoke with the mechanic at my car’s dealership. A lady in the office overheard my conversation, my dilemma. She contacted someone in the church’s Facilities department and asked him to please check out my car. “Let him try before you call a tow truck,” she suggested, straight from God.

Two men lifted my car’s hood and jiggled the battery cable. I turned the key and the car started. One recommended a local service station to complete needed repairs. “It should cost only a few dollars,” he said.

I got lost, drove in circles looking for the suggested auto mechanic. Frustrated, I cried out, “God, I don’t dare turn this car off before it is fixed - what should I do?”

Suddenly my mind thought of the local auto repair I used for all my car’s maintenance! Why didn’t I think of them first? I knew why. God wanted to give me a jewel, to reveal His presence and power in my day-to-day, distracted life.

My mechanic welcomed me with open arms and fixed the battery cable in two minutes for free. I thanked God for leading me to the church office worker who pointed me in the right direction. She may never know how God used her that day.

I will lay at the feet of Jesus every frustration, every concern today, and ask Him to let me be a blessing to others in need. I hope you will, too!


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