One day I shall share with you all the miraculous workings of God that brought about the purchase of a new-old car for Mr E last week.
To be honest, we are both still in shock. Only God could do what was done. Only God could provide above and beyond what we could ever hope to ask for.
As you know, our 21yo Pajero resisted all efforts of revival last month. Affectionately known as Luigi, that 4WD has taken us up mountains, through rivers, along paths deep and wide, narrow and impossible - we have had adventures we'll never forget, and it was very sad to say farewell to such a faithful car.
Accepting this however, we turned to the Lord. You see, getting out and about off the beaten track, cameras in hand, is our way of unwinding from our six-day work weeks. It brings us into God's glorious creation and our minds rest on Him, in Him. It's a gift to leave work behind and pursue nature, praising the Lord along the journey, drinking in of His earthly delights, expectant of some surprises along the way - for He surely never disappoints!
And the Lord provided.
Mr E's new-old 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee...
We flew down to Brisbane on Saturday afternoon and picked up the car at the airport.
Marvelling at what God had done, we filled the tank with fuel and headed north a couple of hours to Gympie where we stayed the night at a lovely little motel.
Up and on the road again early next morning we still had another 1200 kilometres of driving ahead of us, but we stopped by a creek outside Gympie to take these photos of the fog because we don't often have a fog in the tropics.
And besides, it was the first daylight photo shoot for the Jeep...
Our short adventure is over and we're back home again now, but work has piled up in our absence so I'm going to take a few days break from blogging while I catch up.
And the wonderful thing about that? The Lord is with me still...
“Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.”