Friday, July 17, 2015


Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrew 13:8 (RSV)

My 1998 auto was due for an oil change and check-up. They advised to come early. I omitted my regular devotion time, and left for the garage.

Repairs would take five hours and they gave me a loaner car.

Driving off the lot in a new 2015 model was a treat. Arriving at the intersection, a car pulled out in front of me. I angrily slammed on the brakes, shouted, and hit the horn. No sound was heard, but the wipers came on.

Wipers are a warning!

Then while holding the steering wheel, I heard an operator say, “Please give a command.”

“Good grief! How about ‘shut up?’”

Carefully, with vigilance,  I drove home and pulled into my parking spot.

Later that afternoon, the mechanic called, “Your car is ready.”

While backing out of my parking spot, a little screen, played a movie of a car driving. What a dumb place for a commercial!

HONK! A horn blew behind me. It scared the life out of me. It wasn’t a commercial. It was a back-up camera—traffic behind me. After settling down from the major scare, I drove gingerly, not touching anything, or getting close to other cars. No telling what automatic thing I would trigger.

The next morning, clad in my pjs, I carried my mug of coffee to my favorite chair where I read my devotionals and journaled. The verse for the day was Hebrews 13:8 (above).  I was thankful Jesus does not change. He didn’t say, “Because you let a car get the best of you, I’m withholding My grace.” No. He still loves me.

Dear Lord, thank You for grace and mercy, and steadfastness. 

(C) 2015 Lois Gosley

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