Thursday, April 21, 2011

Other Things Important...

Work on the Mustang has been set aside this week for two of them that is necessary and most important.

First, we had a wave of severe weather pass through that was promising 1"+ diameter hail.  The outlook seemed likely since the St. Louis area had been battered with it.  So, I didn't want to end up with pock marks in my wife's Fusion.  So I took the 'Stang off the jack stands and put it on my caster dollys.   I pushed the car to one side of the garage Then I shoved tools and equipment out of the way and managed to get the car in the garage.   The storm dissipated as it hit the Illinois-Indiana border.  We did get pea sized hail, but better safe than sorry.

The second reason for no work on the car this week is that's it's "Holy Week", the week before the passion of Jesus, his suffering and dying on the cross for all of humanity.   As pastor of a church, this week is one of much preparation and journey.   So part of my preparation was to break out the MIG welder and make "nail crosses" for Good Friday service.

This cross will be placed in the front of the church.  During the service, people will be invited to come forward and pull a "nail cross" out and take it home with them as a reminder of Jesus' sacrifice for them.  So my MIG welder has come in handy for a 'divine' purpose but will be pressed back into 'ordinary' service soon.

It's like all of us.  God has created us for a 'divine' purpose but each of us do it in often ordinary ways by caring for others, showing compassion, and letting people see Jesus in us.  After all, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life.  For God did not send his son to condemn the world but to save the world through him"  (John 3:16-17)

Have a blessed Easter.

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