I wanted to go visit my father-in-law in the hospital. I set my purse in the van and went to manually open the garage door. It wouldn’t budge. I checked the lock. That wasn’t it. I went back inside and called the hospital.

When my son got home, I told him about it. He went outside, and a few minutes later had it open.

Our garage door does not have an attached opener. Sometimes, when it comes down too hard, the top panel slips under the frame of the garage door opening. The only way to open it is to hit the top panel to free it from the frame. David has had to come home from work more than once to free me from the garage.

Of course, my father-in-law laughed. I don’t think he believed me. I would love to have a new door and an opener; but when the electricity is off, I love this garage door! If I knew I would have to live without electricity, I would never replace it. But I don’t know the future.


Paul tried to warn the ship’s captain and owner that they were going to lose the ship; but they wouldn’t listen.

Acts 27:18, 19, 32, 38, 40, 44, “…the crew began throwing the cargo overboard. The following day they even took some of the ship’s gear and threw it overboard…So the soldiers cut the ropes to the lifeboat and let it drift away…After eating, the crew lightened the ship further by throwing the cargo of wheat overboard…So they cut off the anchors and left them in the sea…So everyone escaped safely to shore.” New Living Translation

They lost the ship slowly:

  1. Cargo
  2. Gear
  3. Lifeboat
  4. Food
  5. Anchors
  6. Ship

What would they have left if they knew they were going to wreck? When I reach heaven, I won’t care about that garage door at all!

Dear Father God,

Thank You for my garage door. I remember the years when we did not have a garage. I do not miss scraping ice and snow off of vehicles! Thank You for the reminder that I will one day be leaving everything behind. 

In Jesus Name,


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