The Thermostat is Stuck
“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” II Corinthians 5:7
As you know, I find life far more interesting if we can look at it through the lens of God’s Word. This, however, is not a lesson I observed from Hank, my hamster. (Although one is simmering.) This time it is my car.
Since my days are numbered, due to macular degeneration, that I will be able to drive, I am trying my best to keep my 2000 Mercury functioning. This morning I started out for the dentist and turned around and came back home. The engine thermostat was reading in the very high range. Mysteriously it has been staying in the same midway position, but this move to the right did not look good. Ten miles might just be too far to risk an overheated engine.
My patient son-in-law looked at it, added a little coolant, checked the water pump (recently replaced) and took it for a drive. He determined that the thermostat sensor has gone bad. I drove the boys to band practice, to the pet shop, and back home and the needle stayed in the hot position. The thermostat is lying.
Gary said “You can drive it, it will be okay.”
I look at the gauge and think, “Well, if you say so.”
God says, “_____________” (Fill in the blank)
I (and you) say, taking a gulp, “If YOU say so.”
Sometimes we have to not only walk by faith, we have to drive by faith. It is unsettling to not know when you can know. I believe my mechanic will be replacing something—somewhere—sometime—and in the meantime, I’ll ride the bus whenever I can. Back to my mission field on public transportation. That is also a walk of faith