Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Our car was getting old and our family had enlarged so we
decided we needed a station wagon.The
year was in the mid 60s and we had a houseful of children at that time.
The first thing was to shop the sales ads in the classified
section of the newspaper.
After making several phone calls I discovered some
interesting facts.Several of the
automobiles for sale had been owned by companies, and they were purchasing a
new car because they could get a fleet discount.
I noted the prices they were asking for their four year old
car, and made my own phone call to a car dealership and asked for the manager.
Explaining that we were a new roofing company with two
trucks, I asked, “If we purchased a new car from you, would you give us a fleet
discount?”The manager offered to talk
and said that he could help us.
We talked some more as I explained the car we wanted and he
told me how it would come equipped with certain accessories, and gave me a
quote.Amazingly enough the quote was
very close to the cost of the used cars previously inquired about.
When I told Robert the good news, he was quite pleased with
my shopping ability, and that evening we made a visit to the dealership in
We selected a new white station wagon that the dealer had in
his show room that was outfitted with all the trimmings.Financing was needed and once our loan was
approved which took a couple days, the vehicle was ready to be picked up.Our kids were as thrilled as we were.That new car smelled so nice and it kept that
new perfume smell for a long time.
So it was that all the years we were in business, we would
purchase a new car every four years.Being able to depreciate the car was also helpful on the books.
We would have been satisfied with an old used car for the
right price, but new was better when the price was so close.
I am reminded that God has made things new for us; a new
name written down in Glory for starters.We are changed into a new person when we receive Jesus as our Lord.
Jesus has promised us a new heaven and a new earth.Exactly when and how is a mystery until God
the Father gives the signal for the celebration to begin.
The question is; will you be ready when the trumpet sounds?If not, it is simple to get NEW now.