Wednesday, July 17, 2013

When Does it End?




"We should fix the AC," I told my husband, "It is a good car and then Asherel will be able to drive to CPCC herself next semester. What else could go wrong? It is in good shape."
So we fixed the AC, and the AC was great, and the car was good. Morning and evening, and the next day.
"Oops, the power outlet is broken. We need the power outlet so that Asherel can use GPS to drive herself to CPCC next semester. What else could go wrong? It is in good shape."
So we fixed the power outlet, and the power outlet worked and the car was good. Morning and evening, and the next day.
"Oh no. The muffler is broken. We need the muffler so that Asherel can hear her radio as she drives herself to CPCC next semester. What else could go wrong? It is in good shape."

Ominous silence from the husband.

The good news is that Asherel did not stall once when I took her out to drive the money pit with the stick shift. We made a lot of noise, with the broken muffler and the new stick shift driver grinding gears, and popping off the clutch a little too quickly, but she did remarkably well.

Then we heard a loud bang.
"What was that?" I asked Asherel.
"I don't know," she said.
I am beginning to suspect the car is NOT good anymore.

This is the way life goes sometimes. You keep thinking you are getting to the end of a problem, and somehow, it keeps growing. It is easy to become discouraged. How does one keep trudging when the trudging is so continual?

I guess you have to keep the long range view. Somehow, you have to look beyond the struggles today to the ultimate victory tomorrow. In the end, nothing can separate us from the love of God. Nothing. There will be no more pain, or sorrow, or tears, or car repairs. We will be One with God, and He seems able to be everywhere He needs to be without the use of a car.
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Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:35-39 NIV)


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