Thursday, October 18, 2007
Dr. Jones and Mr. Ford
Dr. Martin Lloyd Jones tells a story. One day he was driving to his church in his Model T Ford and it broke down. Dr. Jones had about as much mechanical aptitude as I do and, being late for an appointment, he was beside himself. He lifted the hood, but he didn't know where to start. People were passing by, but no one stopped. Finally, one couple approached him and asked, "What is the trouble?" He responded, "I do not know, it doesn't work."
"Do you want me to take a look?" the other man asked him. "Absolutely!" he replied. The man looked briefly, touched a wire, turned a lever and then said, "Give it a try."
Dr. Jones gave it one crank and it immediately started. "Thank you so much," he said. "My name is Martin Lloyd Jones."
The man smiled and said, "Good to meet you. My name is Henry Ford."
I really got a chuckle out of this story, but it makes us think too. Remember, God, our Creator, knows us inside out and we would be foolish not to ask for His help in this life. He even gave us the manual - The Bible!