Tuesday, September 30, 2008

God's Cadillac

Did the title get your attention? Good. Now here's the story:

We we returned home from Asia last year and saw that God was going to have us stay and pastor a church, one of things I NEEDED was a car. I simply asked God to let me have a good one that was affordable. To make a long story short, my friend, Bill Johnson, who happens to be the Minister of Missions at First Baptist Church, Midland, TX, deemed that I was the one that God wanted him to give a car to.

Well, it just happened to be a 1994 Cadillac Sedan de Ville. It had 114,000 miles on it, but was in good shape. It had been driven hard, but had been cared for.

Since gratefully receiving it last June, I've put a new air conditioner in it (which I new I would have to) a new set of tires, and new brakes. It runs like a top.


God's Cadillac

Last night, I had to make a hospital visit in Tulsa. Since the cold front came through, I didn't need the air conditioning, just the vent, so I thought I'd test my mileage. Once I got up to speed on the turnpike, I reset my MPG calculator.

Are you ready for this?

The FREE 1994 Cadillac got 33.1 mpg! Can you believe that? The MPG calculator also estimates how many miles you have "left" in the tank. Combined with the miles that I had already driven, I can potentially get 609 miles out of a tank of gas! That is a long way!

God is good.

5 comments:

M. Steve Heartsill said...

And since you get to use the car leading funeral processions, your mileage will go up even more! I just hope the funeral home is reimbursing you well to use your car!

Anonymous said...

It really pays these days to do your homework if you are in the market for a new vehicle. Just recently I rented a 2008 P T Cruiser (4-cyl) and got 17 on the interstate. Then rented a 2009 Impala (4-cyl) and got 31. Two weeks ago I rented a 2009 Chevy Aveo (4-cyl) and got 34. So one small car (P T Cruiser) did really bad and a large car (Impala) did great. Makes no sense.
B & J S

Rick said...

Steve,

You're so funny I bet you crack yourself up.

B,
Sally's been wanting a new PT, but the MPG is the one thing standing in the way since she has a 20 mile commute one way.

M. Steve Heartsill said...

Rick...it really is hard to type when you are laughing so hard!

Lighten up brother...

Rick said...

Steve,

I'm trying, but I've abandoned Atkins...

That donut diet didn't work either.

I'll think "light" thoughts.... ;-)