this weekend you and I
had a prayer conversation
about my car -- my wife's car to be exact.
Yes, I was hesitant to pray for my car.
I pray for all sorts of human and creation related issues.
I have prayed over pet kittens, dogs, and goldfish.
I have prayed for peace in times of violence,
the courage to turn the other cheek in the face of hatred,
the grace to forgive and be forgiven.
I have prayed for the healing of the land from pollution and draught.
I have prayed for surgeries, medicines, effective treatment, and recovery.
I have enough prayed for the mercy of death when a loved one was suffering.
But, I have never prayed for my car.
Then I remembered I Peter 5:7:
"Cast all your anxieties on God because the Lord cares for you."
The car and its transmission issue have certainly caused me anxiety.
So I prayed,
may this car problem turn out
to be simple and affordable."
Monday I took the car to the dealership.
They diagnosed it quickly
and said they could repair it by the next day.
The cost was, well,
a good bit of money,
but we could put it on
the credit card that we use for emergencies
and figure it out.
So, I picked the car up today.
It drives well! a good fix!
I paid the bill.
Then my wife called;
there was a check in the mail
for more than the amount of the repair.
Good timing? Absolutely.
God timing? Amen!
I believe; help my unbelief!