Each and every vehicle sold today comes with a manual. If you’re like me and you’ve actually read it cover to cover, you understand the value of familiarizing yourself with the composition of your car. There are several different sections in the manual that cover engine labels, directions on how to go about certain procedures like replacing a headlamp or changing a tire, which kinds of oils to use for your engine that are specific to your car, and so on and so forth. Without that manual, we would be lost in a time of need.
To guide us along the winding road of life, God gave us the greatest manual of all: the Bible. It is the primary source of fuel for a strong relationship with Him, imparting wisdom, showing love and grace, and answering every question we will ever have with each book, chapter, and verse. He has given us what we need to grow in Him, but we must first choose to pursue Him.
Maintaining a relationship with God is very similar to taking care of your car. Your faith cannot run on empty. Without fuel, a car cannot drive, and for a car to be able to perform its duty, it must be gassed up when necessary. The same thing goes for being a Christian. To have a fully operational relationship with God, we must constantly fill ourselves up with His word. If we are not incessantly pursuing Him, we remain stagnate.
Making the decision to follow Christ is the first mile; after that, we must choose to follow Him wherever, whenever, and however He chooses to lead us. To sum it all up in one sentence, faith fuels your relationship with God, but to fuel your faith, you must immerse yourself in His word on the daily.
Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
1 Peter 1:8-9
Annnnnnnnd here is undeniable, biblical proof that God was looking forward to the existence of the automobile.
The chariots storm through the streets, rushing back and forth through the squares. They look like flaming torches; they dart about like lightning.
I would be remiss if I didn’t feature at least one car in this post, so let’s shift gears and talk about the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California.
Ranked #2 among the top ten most expensive classic cars in the world, the 10.9 million dollar rari is not merely a car: it is a work of art. With a top speed of 140 mph and 0-60 time of 7 seconds, it was a force to be reckoned with in the 60s and in the decades to follow. Since only a few were produced, its rarity greatly contributes to its staggering price tag.
If you’ve seen Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, you have endured the agonizing scene wherein Cameron sends his dad’s beloved California through the glass wall of the garage and stands helplessly by as it plummets to its death. However comforting it is to know that they used a replica for the scene, it’s still hard for me to watch.
Each California was handcrafted, meaning that no two are alike. With that factor in mind, each one added its own personal touch flare to the world of luxury cars with its sleek style and utterly cool disposition. My dream is to one day have the privilege of driving one around a track, as only few have had that great honor.