Pondering Faith

God Is Not a Used Car Buyer

I recently posted why I think God is not an underhanded used car salesperson (UCS). Today, I will turn the tables and reflect about how God is not like a used car buyer.

Since Cindy was rear-ended, we have been in the market for a car. On Monday, we found one and bought it. It is a 2006, with  a moderate amount of miles, but it is a gorgeous SUV: 

We searched near and far for this car. We were very picky. It had to be a good looking car. It couldn’t have too many miles on it. It couldn’t have any dents or mechanical problems. It couldn’t cost too much.

I am thankful that God does not seek us like we sought our new car. If God worked like that, then God surely would have nothing to do with me. I am not the shiniest, best running car on the lot. If I ran a mile right now, I would be panting for air. I have made plenty of mistakes that have caused dents and scuffs  along the way. These things reduce the value of a car to me, but they do not reduce my value to God. God loves us no matter our condition; scratches, dents, and all. Even though I know that I am not worthy, God paid a great cost for me and for us all. I am thankful that God does not operate like a used car buyer.

Dan

Welcome to Pondering Faith! My name is Dan. I am a husband, father, and pastor. I serve as the Director of Church Development for the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. This is the place where I ponder all things related to faith, including church leadership, and life in general.

4 comments

  • IT IS A GORGEOUS VEHICLE AND IT SEEMS THAT YOU FOLLOWED THE CRITERA FOR HANDLING SUCH A MONUMENTAL TASK……SO I SAY TO YOU WELL DONE AND CONGRATS. I HOPE IT SERVES YOU WELL FOR MANY YEARS!!!!!

  • Dan,
    Thanks for lettin’ me hitch a ride to Pine Grove UMC in CINDY’S new car! It ain’t a pickup but keep hanging with me and your next ride will be jacked up,mud tires ,loud mufflers and I might even throw in a gun rack for the back window too! Ya’ll deserved a sharp ride and I’m proud for ya’ll, next time I ride in it though, please let it be in the daytime ’cause I want ALL my friends to see me cruzin’ in such a “BAD RIDE”. If God was giving Cash For Clunkers, because of my innumerable flaws, I would owe Him money!
    For the only CAUSE that matters,
    Bubba D’