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Confirmation In Context: “High Mileage, Runs Great, Needs Body Work.”

Oct 25th, 2012 |

Our first car was a nine year old Toyota Camry that we affectionately named Stella. We bought it with over 100,000 miles on it, and added another 115,000 to the vehicle over the next four years. That engine purred like a kitten and loved to get out on the open highway. Unfortunately the body of the car was falling apart. Thirteen years of salt, infrequent car washes, and lots of rust had their way with her. I’ll never forget the look on the faces of my vicarage congregation when we pulled into the parking lot to the rhythmic squeaking of worn out shocks and the roar of a rusted out exhaust system. Pieces of the car were beginning to fall off. Eventually the engine was going to fall out because the body was not capable of holding it any longer. Changing the spark plugs, cleaning the filters, and replacing the belts would not help if the wheels could fall off at the next speed bump.