It’s about grace …

“God, give grace, get me up on my feet. I’ll show them a thing or two.” Psalm 41:10

imageYesterday, as I removed the 4-sale sign from the Jeep, I felt a sense of finality over selling Glen’s truck. And, I wondered if I had made a wise decision to sell it to a young man who can only make a partial down payment and payments for a year.

Derek works for my son as a painter and is in training to become part of Mike’s construction crew. He’s twenty years old and is trying to make enough money to go back to college to become a physical therapist. The Jeep in my driveway made his eyes light up–a vehicle to haul ladders and equipment that he badly needed. After wheeling and dealing, we made an agreement in which I would carry the loan on the Jeep. But I did say, “If you miss a payment, I’ll pick it up and resell it.”

I have been cautioned about selling anything to a kid on a payment plan. I know I may be gambling, but the worst-case scenario means I get the truck back. I prayed about it and believe selling the Jeep to this young man is an act of grace. If it proves to be a bad choice, at least I will have tried to help a young person get a boost in life. I think my husband would have approved.

Lord, give us opportunities to show others grace. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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