A Question of Trust

A Failed Police Car, originally uploaded by Shirley Buxton.

When I saw this spectacle, I reached for my camera, while instantly, these words of scripture came to mind:

“Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.” Psalm 20:7

As necessary and welcome as they are, neither government armed forces, or peace officers, or civilian guards, or tightly barred windows or triple-locked doors will guarantee our safety. We cannot trust in chariots or horses or people; our ultimate trust can be only in God.

As I worked on this post, I came across this telling story where someone is so desperate to trust in something–or somebody–that they pay $1500.00 for a chunk of driveway that has an oily semblance of the face of Jesus.

FOREST, Va. – A smudge of driveway sealant resembling the face of Jesus Christ has fetched more than $1,500 in an online auction.

The family that found the image on its garage floor sold it for $1,525.69 on eBay Wednesday, more than a week after the slab of concrete was put on sale.

The entire article is here.

No, we must not trust in this world; not in police forces, whose cars will break apart and rust into the earth, not in tawdry icons, not in wealth, for such value is temporal and unpredictable, and in the end, is left behind. Ever heard the mocking reminder? “One never sees a hearse with a UHaul behind it.” We cannot trust in man, for no matter how well-intentioned, each is core-sinful, and decidedly lacking in power and endurance. To dust, each will return.

No, certainly not in chariots–rather, only in Jesus Christ the LORD will I place my trust.


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About Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 78 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She has been married to Jerry for 60 years. They have 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)
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4 Responses to A Question of Trust

  1. dean says:

    I have a smudge on my garage floor too. Not sure what the going rate is for just a leaky oil pan. If you find out…. we could go halves! Anyone!?

  2. Shirley says:

    Dean, this sort of thing does seem funny to us who know to put our trust in God, but think about it–there are millions of people across this earth who trust in idols, rivers, crocodiles, and even cows. I suppose then, it’s not much different to glimpse an image that could be thought holy, and to want to possess such an item. It’s so sad. Glad my parents taught me to trust in God.

  3. Yvette says:

    May I Amen your post? Amen.

  4. Shirley says:

    Hello, Yvette. Thank you for being here. Your amen is very welcome.

    Bless you.

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