My heart started to pulse and pound, sweat broke out all over my face, even though it was only 13 degrees Celsius. With a trembling finger, I flicked on the power switch...it did not work! Hmmm...Back to Google.
I had spent most of the night before watching ‘How to’ videos on youtube detailing fool proof methods of cutting the lawn. I never thought that turning on the lawn mower would be the thing that tried to defeat me first.
I went inside, turned on my computer and typed into the search engine, ‘How to turn on a lawn mower’. Many different descriptions came up, so I selected the one that looked most user friendly...it spoke about pulling the throttle. I went back outside, and discovered my lawn mower had no throttle! Hmmm...Perhaps I should search for the name of the mower to see if that helped.
I turned the wheeled beast upside down and had a good look...Well, the mower was so old most of the paintwork with the name was scratched. I became extremely frustrated! Tears started streaming down my face.
All my life I’ve had someone around to cut the grass. All of a sudden I was left with no choice but to try to do this task myself. Why me? Could I not do ANYTHING right? What’s wrong with me? I started to pray. God knew I did not have the money to pay to get the grass cut, and I really needed help. Even just to boost my self esteem.
I was determined to cut the grass...so I started to examine the thing. I noticed a single button...well...that must be the start button, right? I pressed it, no response.
Then I saw a lever...I pulled the lever...no response. Hmmm...
I pressed the button, and then pulled the lever...No response.
I pulled the lever, and then pressed the button... No response.
Oh dear, I thought. I need a new lawnmower. It has stopped working! I have no money to buy a new one! What to do?
Finally in desperation, I pushed the button and pulled the lever at exactly the same time. The engine revved, but died almost immediately. It took me a further fifteen minutes to realize that I had to keep hold of the lever whilst cutting the lawn. It was a safety mechanism. I must say, after finally cutting the lawn, I photographed it and sent it to all my friends.
Never had such a simple task given such a spectacular wave of accomplishment. I felt good! Even in the little things like my need to cut the grass, God cares about. Thank you Lord for meeting me at the point of my need.
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW
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