On Sunday I got into my car to drive to church and noticed that my entire dashboard was lit like a Christmas tree, all kinds of signs were blinking at me. I drove the car the previous day and nothing was wrong with it, so I wondered what it is that could have gone wrong.
Then I went into the DIY mode, I mean I became an auto engineer immediately, fished out my car manual, (thank God for cars that come with their manuals) and went straight to the trouble shooting page. The manual did explain the implication of my dashboard being lit up like that, but they couldn’t tell me why it lit up so suddenly.
Finally, we had to call an auto engineer and tens of thousands of naira later, we found out that rats had been feasting under the hood of my car for a while and they had chewed up all kinds of wires and these set off a chain of events that ended in sensors becoming damaged and … well you know the rest of the story.
What was my reaction? First, I went back home to see if there was anything in my driveway that could be the attraction for rats and I can’t say I found any, really!! Then I wondered if maybe this was some spiritual attack and I didn’t find an answer to that, because honestly that was ridiculous even for my mind.
So… we fixed the car, thanked God for the resources to do so and learnt a new lesson of ensuring that we look under the hood everyday going forward from now.
But this morning I signed in to take a look at the NEVERTHELESS page and my cyber friend Mary had posted something on http://jesus-thelambofgod.blogspot.com/2010/11/dont-forget-to-pray.html. (Check it out yourself) and 1 realized that rats chewing out my cables was nothing compared to what some people have had to face this week.
Imagine going to church and becoming a terrorist target to the point that 58 of your fellow worshipers are killed and 70 injured!
I know we should pray for them, but it also makes me think hard of what I have done with the liberty that I have received from God. No one stops me from worshiping; no one tells me I can’t pray in school or the market or even in my office. No one is offended because I mentioned Jesus in traffic, (at least they can’t ask me why) but all I do is complain of how my soap ran out, how my water isn’t clean enough, how I don’t have three wardrobes of clothes…
So my question is Child of God, what’s with the attitude? Can we begin to thank God for the blessings we have today? It cannot compare with leaving for church and being carried out dead!
Let’s work on our attitude okay! I need an AA, (Attitude Adjustment) and I think you may need one.
What ever you face today remember, it could have been worse, that all is not lost is because there is always a light at the end of the tunnel; NEVERTHELESS.