Saturday, February 12, 2011

My Sunshine Wipers

After work the other night, it was dark and raining. I got in my car and my windshield wipers wouldn't work. Luckily at night with the street lights it seemed a bit easier to see through the rain, also being familiar with the road helped.

Now the next day, I thought about taking the van to the mechanic, but since it was sunny-they worked. Argh! I called my mechanic and he needs to see them when they won't work to diagnose the problem.

 Okay, fine. The following morning, with the dew all over my windshield, they wouldn't work, but by the time I got home, and oh, yeah, it was sunny, they worked!!

"Be ready in season, and out of season." 2 Timothy 4:2

Lord, may I do what You created me to do whether I feel like it or not.

Photo:karenevans

13 comments:

Parsley said...

Great scripture to heed. Hey..until you can get it checked try RAIN-X. It's a liquid you can wipe on your windshield that will keep the rain rolling off.

Jean Wise said...

Great lesson Karen in patience too! May how the Lord must love us when we work and when we don't. You make me smile!

Laura said...

HA! That's how it goes sometimes, isn't it? Like the child with the fever who's at a cooll 98.6 by the time you see the doctor.

Great lesson, though. Like Jeanie said, He loves us when we work and when we don't. :0)

Kathy C. said...

figures. just like trying to tell the mechanic about a noise that was there until you pulled into their parking lot.

Jeanette Levellie said...

And they never misbehave when the mechanic is watching--only when you need them to work!

Shall I pray they act up, so he can know how to fix them?

I recently asked the Lord to show me what areas in my life needed fixing. Now I've got rain all over my windshield, and faulty wipers! But I know Who to take me to, for an overhaul of the soul...

Diane said...

JUST had this talk with my 8 year old. Timely post! :O)

Stephanie Faris said...

I work in tech support so I'm all too familiar with the fact that something doesn't work until you have the person looking at it who can fix it!

According to my husband, potatoes will fix your problem. His grandmother always carried a cut in half potato in her car in case her windshield wipers stopped working. She said if you rub it on your windshield it works like Rain-X.

Janean said...

i love the way you brought the Scripture right in. what a great example, you smartie!

Hilary said...

Gotta love the irony of wipers not working in damp weather. ;)

Libbie said...

Oh I am sorry but I actually chuckled :) Those pesky wipers!!!

Karen said...

Parsley, that's a great idea!

Stephanie, I have never heard of that solution. Hmmmmmm...thanks!

I'm sooo glad I'm not the only one who has this type of problem disappearing as I go into the mechanic! :P

I know, I know, after I fumed a bit, it IS funny. sigh...I guess. :)

Wonder if the Lord thinks of us that way too?

Julie Gillies said...

Well, if that's now aggravating I don't know what is, Karen. Technology is great until it doesn't work, right?

I hope I'm not like your windshield wipers--unable to work when God needs me. Love the new blog design, especially the hearts!

nick said...

I have the same problem... sometimes I like to work, and sometimes not.