Tonight, I’m going to make a short story long.
We own a 21 year old car, a Corolla. It has 257K miles on it and we are expecting to get another 50K before it dies and we park it on the side of the road with a sign that says “first come, first serve.” It hasn’t had air-conditioning in almost 10 years. Ten years ago it didn’t matter so much because we were younger. Now, it does, so we only go out in the heat before noon or after 7 p.m. That, too, is okay. The two back windows haven’t been able to come down in about 4 years. Now, the driver’s side window doesn’t come down. It would cost us almost $300 to get it fixed. That is about what the car is worth. So we have one window that we can open.
Yesterday, when I was at Adoration, Jesus and I discussed the car. Charlie and I had had the discussion on Wednesday, when we were talking about whether or not getting another used car was a wise use of our resources right now. (We pray every night that God will show us how to use our resources wisely.) I realized that since the heater works quite well on the car, we only have to get through about 2, possibly 2 1/2 months before cooler weather. I came home from Church and purchased a portable car fan for circulating the air from Amazon. We decided that we will make a decision in the spring unless a newer used car drops itself in our lap. I believe in miracles so who knows?
On Friday, we go up into town to run any errands that we need to do. We left the house about 9:30 a.m. under very cloudy skies. The clouds kept the sun off of us and the heat down in the car. We had 6 stops to make. At the last stop, the sky looked very threatening for a storm. I told Charlie as we walked into the store that I had a feeling that it wouldn’t start raining until we were home. When we came out, the sky was still dark and cloudy, and the car, even with only one window open was comfortable. No rain.
I told Charlie that today, God was blessing us with the clouds to keep us cool. He replied, “He’s always blessing us. In fact, I think God can’t stop Himself from blessing us.”
The sun came out when we pulled into the driveway and it has been sunny and hot the rest of the day.