Sunday, 23 September 2012

My new car

I've got a brand new car and I'm very proud of it.

It's an AUTOMATIC. I've always had manual cars before; you know, with a stick showing numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and so on. This is my first AUTOMATIC and I've had it for three days. It has only two pedals. One for the engine to go Vrooom Vrooom and the other to stop the car.

I found something peculiar about this car. In the morning I put the little handle next to the seat in position D for Day and the car runs properly. It's a joy to drive.

When it gets dark I put the handle in position N for Night and the car refuses to move. No matter how hard I press the pedal for the car to move, the engine screams Vrooooom Vrooooom but it does not move an inch.

Just this morning something terrible happened. I was late for a meeting so I put the handle in position R so that the car would Run fast but it went backwards and hit the car behind me.

MORAL OF THIS STORY

It is easy to wave our hands in the air and Praise God and shout "Yay" in the Daytime of our lives when all is well and life is wonderful.

But in the Darktimes of our lives, when things go wrong for us and are terrible, we can so easily stop our praises and fall into the darkness of doubts, fears and unnecessary worries, and feel abandoned by our loving God.

And at such Darktimes we can even reverse back into temptations and sin because we can no longer see God's loving care which is only just a prayer away. If we trust Him.

24 comments:

  1. hahaha Victor. Maybe you need to read your car manual. I think n is for neutral, not night and r is for reverse, not run.

    I have been having a break from blogging so glad I got to read this post tonight Victor. Your posts always put a smile on my face.

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  2. I like how you tied the moral of your story in here Victor. Point well delivered my friend!

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    1. Thank you so much Daily Grace. Thank you for visiting.

      God bless.

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  3. I will "stick " with my non automatic civic

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  4. Wonderful analogy!!!! well said and so very true!!! Always give thanks!!! Thank YOU!!! Cathy

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    1. Great to see you visiting Cathy. Thanx for your kind comments.

      God bless you.

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  5. Great analogy, Victor. Very timely for me. But tell me, did you really just get your first automatic?

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    1. No Sarah ... it's just a story. Thank you for visiting. I hope you are well.

      God bless.

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  6. Well, congratulations on your new car! Personally, I think the stick positions you've figured out will get you more places than the car ever will : )
    Thanks for your prayers--
    I took your advice & "shook it off" today... +

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    1. Yes Caroline, sometimes we need to trust Him and shake off our worries. Praying for you.

      God bless.

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  7. Good one, Victor! I tend to flounder at first when bad things happen. My brain takes a while to catch up with my faith I guess. Prayer definitely helps in shaking off those worries.

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  8. Same here Mary, same here. I fail so often I wonder why God keeps testing me. He already knows the outcome.

    Prayers, mine and that of others, help a lot.

    Thank you for your prayers. Praying for you.

    God bless.

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  9. Great story my friend! I think the problem when switching from manual to automatic is that you will still have to familiarize with the new transmission. D for drive, N for neutral, and R is for reverse, and not for RUN. Good analogy about it, though. And the moral of the story is good.

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  10. Thank you Tyra for visiting me and for taking the trouble to write. Much appreciated. We look forward to your return visits.

    God bless you.

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  11. Thank you Colleen for visiting me and commenting.

    God bless.

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  13. You wrote a good analogy, Victor! Drive, neutral and reverse do have good contrast with day, night, and well, run. Haha! Anyway, it’s really quite frustrating to get yourself familiarized with an automatic car when you drove a manual one for so long. I hope you’re not having a hard time with it now.

    Sarah Erwin

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      God bless.

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