I took this picture out and about in my neighborhood.

I saw this scene a couple of weeks ago and didn’t have my camera.

I happened to pass by yesterday and was ready this time.

Do you see what I see?

Do you love what I love about the owner of this little blue scooter?

This owner is prepared.

I am believing that the owner is a hip chick.

She buckles her helmet and takes off on her journey.

She never knows how long she might ride so she is ready with

a vessel to hold necessary fuel.

Maybe she is a veteran  of leaving home with the wind in her hair only to

find her tiny tank empty.

There have been other trips that have needed different intervention,

enter the quart of oil.

Make no mistake…it’s an awfully cute scooter but

the power comes from the gas and the ride is made

smooth because of the oil.

Otherwise, it is just a lot of metal and rubber.

I don’t know what verses come to mind for you.

Maybe not one and that is perfectly fine.

Perhaps I am trying to grasp the spiritual from the natural

but these are the two scriptures that

lodged in my brain waves.

"But we have this treasure in jars of clay, 
to show that the surpassing power belongs to God 
and not to us."
2 Corinthians 4:7 (ESV)

It’s not about us people!

It’s all about the surpassing power that allows us to be illuminated!

And also…

"But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. 
Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you 
to give the reason for the hope that you have. 
But do this with gentleness and respect,"
1 Peter 3: 15 (NIV)

Be prepared.

When someone asks why you seem to be running smoothly

despite your outward condition.

Tell them about the fuel.

Tell them about the anointing oil.

Tell them that you are nothing but a delightful

combination of cells that happens to have the Holy

Spirit coursing through your veins.

Be prepared.

One thought on “prepared

  1. Oh Helen, this is brilliant! Your message is so powerful. I want to be like this little scooter: useful and effective: worn…yet somewhat stylish; and prepared in season and out!


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