I’m a big fan of cars in general. They allow me to go from one place to another relatively quickly. For a number of years I lived in Amish country and I believe the Amish people must have a great deal of patience to withstand the relatively slow movement of their horses and buggies!
I’m not the most patient person (as my family would attest to), so I want a car that runs well with little down time. However, we live in a cursed world, so I blew a tire last week while going 65 miles per hour—and then later that week I ended up with a flat tire due to a bad valve stem. And now I’m getting some strange vibrations at higher speeds! It would be easy to get discouraged, but God has shown me what I have to be thankful for.
As my husband pointed out, we should be thankful the tire that blew was not a steer tire. Otherwise I probably would have been in a bad accident that could have totaled the car and killed me. I’m thankful for the roadside assistance that arrived quickly and put the spare on. I’m thankful for the tire place that put a brand new tire on in 15 minutes (after checking with two other places that told me I’d have to wait more than an hour!). I’m thankful that the valve stem problem was discovered before I started a six hour trip in the car. On my way home one day last week, the hymn, “Count Your Blessings” came on the radio and I thought, “Okay, God, I get it!” Yes, we live in a sin-cursed world because of the choice we all made through Adam, but thanks be to God for His blessings, His faithfulness, and His love for us.