Monday, April 26, 2010

My Car Is too Smart!

In our transition to the United States and a new ministry, we have had to purchase a vehicle; before it is over, we will have purchased two vehicles. The first one we purchased has demonstrated to me the fact we both knew: time and technology did not stop while we were overseas for the past several years. In fact, I discovered that my car is far too smart. Its information center tells the driver so many things that we never figured we would need to know. Because I am easily fascinated with technolgy, I keep mashing the information button to see what it will tell me next. But when the car began to base oil changes, not on mileage, but on engine revolutions, well, that was too much. I am most certainly impressed by these things that are now at least four years old, but new to me.

We should be so easily fascinated by the things of God. Walking in the newness of life is one of those things of which we should never grow weary.

Lose some sophistication; let the Christian life become fascinating--as fascinating as smart cars!


martinezfamily said...


Interesting post. We go back to the US for STAS in December and look forward to feeling like I've been left behind by all the technology. I prayed for you and Pam this morning. I prayed that the Lord would use you guys mightily in Mississippi.

Maybe we can visit you guys when we are on STAS. We'll be living in the MABTS student housing while I try to finish my degree. We hope to visit New Orleans at some point and while we're down that way it might be possible to visit with you.

God bless,


Kevin, Somewhere in Southern America said...

Hey, future Dr. Martinez,

Great hearing from one of my favorite people. You come on down. We have a place for you, if not in our modest home, then perhaps in our mission house. It's not far out of the way to or from New Orleans. I can hear the intestate traffic if I stand outside; that interstate runs right to N.O. Who Dat country.

Life is good in the deep south. Enjoying the ride!