Hi, it’s been awhile since I last wrote…. it seems I’m struggling with inspiration, or have been…
Yesterday inspiration hit.
I spent the day with Mom. We had things to take care of throughout the day. We started the day in a local shop, Gary’s Full Service Station, getting tires on mom’s car. Friendly people, good service.
From there, business in Fort Smith. The inspiration hit on our way from Fort Smith to Ozark. We decided to travel Hwy 22 instead of the interstate and I’m glad we did.
Somewhere between Fort Smith and Charleston, the coolant gage on mom’s vehicle started showing hot.
When I noticed it, I said a quick prayer asking God to get us to Dale’s in Charleston. We continued on and as we got closer to Charleston, a chattering sound began. Again I prayed asking the Lord to let it not be anything major with the car.
I pulled into Dale’s and just as I cleared the road and was on their lot the car dies, there was no cranking it back up, nothing. So I got out of the car and went to see if someone could help us out.
If I had any doubt on whether God is listening or not, He made it very clear yesterday. He answered both of my prayers.
First prayer: the car makes it to Dale’s. It made it and died there.
Second prayer: let it not be anything major. David, the mechanic, told us the radiator hose had blown. After it cooled down some, he replaced the hose, added coolant, then ran it for a bit to make sure there wasn’t any other issues from it getting too hot. The chattering noise quit, there were no other leaks from the radiator.
On a personal note, the mechanic was under another vehicle when we showed up, and he took care of us, the first customer, and another that came while we were there and he got all three of out and on our way within the hour. Maybe I’m easily impressed, but I was. He took care of business in a patient and efficient way.
Mom and I also had a good visit with the other customer waiting.
In my mind it was all a God thing… the mechanic could have been impatient and slow, we could have been there for hours or possibly had to leave the car there. It could have been a much worse problem with the car. We could have been sitting with a grumpy, disgruntled person as we waited. But, that’s not what happened.
John 15:7 – If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.