Polished

Green truck

Visited a local non-profit car museum in the area last Saturday and came away with a greater appreciation of man’s ingenuity and craftsmanship. Of the thirty or so pristine vehicles of all eras, makes and types, I was struck as to how well they were presented.

GTO

Many who came to view these gems can recall them vividly in their younger years…they were common back then, but still special in their own right.

Packard

From work truck, to muscle car to luxury convertible of yesteryear, every car had something unique to reveal.

I thought of all the hours and materials it took to restore these beauties to the condition they are now in. Previously, the paint dulled, the metal rusted, the tires and interiors rotted, the motors ceased up and parts were missing or broken. Yet here they sit as if they came off the assembly line some forty years, some sixty and some one hundred years later.

Then I thought of people and ages and the correlation with these vehicles. We come in all shapes and sizes, various conditions of health and fitness and certainly with a variety of ages. One thing stands out to me…actually two: I don’t believe we can be polished like new again while in these earthly tents (no matter how hard we try), and, second: we will become better than new when we enter Heaven. We will shine even more than the chrome and paint that is on these cars now !

No Greater Love

Unconditional Love

 

Jesus stated, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends”.

This mom (and dad) lay down their lives for their special needs daughter, 24/7/365.

As do so many of you.

No other words are necessary.

 

P.S. Please excuse the resolution…image shot with cell phone then enlarged.