Monday, April 30, 2007

Is it appropriate to pray over an ailing Van? Driving to town today my car died at EVERY stop. It started right back up, but I’m no dummy and as much fun as it was, I’m thinking there just might be a problem. Since we are still paying on the $1600 repair bill for my son’s truck, I just about broke down and cried. I tried to recall some verse in the Old Testament where one might have prayed over say….a sick donkey….mode of transportation, need to get the wheat threshed and all that. I figure I could just substitute Windstar for jackass (not much of a stretch either) but I can’t for the life of me think of a verse. So now I’ve decided that maybe this was just Gods way of getting me to pick up a Bible instead of the latest from Janet Evanovich.

Favorite sign outside a church-Read the Bible, it’ll scare the Hell out of you!


Nancy Winningham said...

This is what came to mind for me - Matthew ch 6:
28"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Maureen said...

Thanks Nancy, one of my favorite verses and it does seem appropriate here. At the very least I need to stop worrying about this. I know God will provide, and between the van goofing up and the highway collapse in Oakland, maybe Steve will have to stay home this weekend (he's supposed to go to a coaching conference in S.F.).