Just going along steadily on broken springs

Sadly the old Ford Fiesta didn’t make it through it’s last MOT check. No longer fit for service, it’s been replaced with a ‘stop-gap’ old banger that cost … let’s just say, very little!

I got a trusted mechanic who operates VERY near the point of purchase to checkover my ‘new’ (13 year old) car for safety … and he said something very interesting.

He said, you need two new tyres NOW or you’ll be stopped and get ‘points’ on your licence, and there’s a broken spring too … but you can carry on like that for a while to see how the rest of the car is.

Now – obviously – two bald tyres are a cearly visible problem. They were front tyres. Highly visible. Highly illegal and very obvious. But carrying on on a broken spring while you work out how good the rest of it is?

How many people are living like this? I don’t mean running a dodgey old car because times are hard! I mean fixing up their visible issues but carrying on running on ‘broken springs’ that they reckon there’s a chance no-one will notice?!

Of COURSE broken springs compromise your handling and performance! But people won’t see that that’s what it is that’s giving me a ‘list’ to one side and making me drive a lot more gingerly than I might do … so let’s cover up and carry on?!

Jesus Christ is in business to sort out our ‘suspension’ so we can do a lot better than ‘cover up and carry on’!

In our verse for the day at Grace Church Llandeilo tomorrow the apostle John writes (1 John 4:9) “This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.”

Not just limp along on busted springs, but LIVE through Him.

So what excuse is there for putting up with anything less?

Have a happy Sunday, people!

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About welshrev

Simon is a church planting pastor and Rural Chaplain based at Grace Church Llandeilo and serving the Heart of Wales. He has a Facebook page as Rev Simon Bowkett and the Grace Church website has lots of information and resources at www.grace-llandeilo.org.uk Facebook page is 'Grace Christian Community Llandeilo' ... you would be welcome to drop by there for a chat!
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