car shopping 

I have spent the last couple of days looking for a car for my 17 year old. It brought back memories of my first car, a 1980 Toyota Corolla station wagon that I bought in late 1983 at a cost of $3,000. That was quite a bit back then and I wasn’t sure what we ‘d get in our budgeted range of $2,500 to $3,500.

Lanos1Well, we got an awesome car, with a lot of thanks to some friends from our church who more than looked after us. So much so that my daughter and I feel blessed and humbled.

What was fun was the joy I saw in my daughter’s eyes as she looked upon her new car (of which she will pay 50%), but also the feeling I had that we were giving to her something that she will treasure.

It can’t be compared to what our Heavenly Father has given to us, but I can appreciate even more what He gave when He sent Jesus to earth for all of mankind. His love compelled Him to send Jesus, just as our love for our daughter compelled us to help her acquire her first car.

With gifts comes responsibility, something my daughter will start to experience tomorrow when we take delivery of her car.