Yesterday I wrote about my roadside experience and today I shall give you the rest of the story.
The spare tire that we finally got on the Explorer looked like it needed some air in it. The next day I thought I would stop at the garage here where I live on my way to town with my family to get lunch and get some air put in the tire. I stopped and the man who owns the garage and is the only mechanic there and he really just does state inspections said he could put some air in it and told me to pull in. He is also a church member and I think a lot of him and his wife – they are quality people.
He checked the tire and put some air in it. He then asked me about the flat which I had with me. I pulled it out and he said why don’t we see if we can plug this. I was on my way to have lunch with my family and I was going to see if I could get someplace to check this out. We looked at it to put the plug in and it had a pretty good gash in it and it did not look like it was fixable. The mechanic friend of mine then said, stay here a minute and went and came back with a tire. He took the flat tire off the rim and put a new tire on it. After that he then rolled it over to Explorer and took off the spare and put the new tire on. Funny thing is I turn around and the man who helped me the night before walked in to get one of his vehicles inspected.
I am amazed the way God works. In all this stuff that had happened to us, God brought people along our way who blessed us richly. It serves as such a good reminder to me that even in those frustrating times of life, God is there and working. God is actively working and it is such an encouragement to see!
I got to see first hand the church in action. I saw the love and compassion of the great people where I live. I am sure that even if I was not the pastor, the people would have just been as compassionate, loving, and a great blessing to me. Thanks to those who were our mechanic angelss last weekend in this adventure. Thanks for being the hands and feet of God. Thanks for being an example as to how to treat people and deal with people in a Christ like manor. I pray God blesses all of them abundantly!
For us, the take away today is to be bright examples to Christ’s love by acting in ways that shine it brightly!
Anything or anyone that you are thankful for today? I am thankful as I said before for all those who helped us out!