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What a Great Fix!

Are you not amused when you read of some innovative approach to meeting a need in a most creative way?  The insight that some people have in a moment of facing a challenge is both inspirational and convicting.  Solutions are not so hard to present themselves if we are open to considering different approaches.

Recently, I read a very interesting illustration that made me smile.  I hope this has the same effect on you.

A man walks into a bank in New York City and asks for the loan officer. He says he is going to Europe on business for two weeks and needs to borrow $5,000.

The bank officer says the bank will need some kind of security for such a loan, so the man hands over the keys to a new Rolls Royce parked on the street in front of the bank. Everything checks out, and the bank agrees to accept the car as collateral for the loan. An employee drives the Rolls into the bank’s underground garage and parks it there.

Two weeks later, the man returns, repays the $5,000 and the interest, which comes to $15.41. The loan officer says, “We are very happy to have had your business, and this transaction has worked out very nicely, but we are a little puzzled. While you were away, we checked you out and found that you are a multimillionaire. What puzzles us is why would you bother to borrow $5,000?”

The man replied, “Where else in New York can I park my car for two weeks for 15 bucks?” (Copied).

Jesus met needs, too, and in ways that the world had not experienced.  When confronted with blindness, He made mud, put it on a man’s eyes, told him to wash it off, and the man gained his sight.  It was Jesus who spoke to a paralytic and told him his sins were forgiven and that he could rise and walk.  Without debating or arguing, the paralytic got to his feet and walked from the room. It was Jesus who heard a ruler of the synagogue plead for Him to come and heal his daughter who was deathly ill at home.  Jesus was interrupted on His way through the crowd with the troubled father when a woman with an issue of blood “touched the hem of his garment” and was healed.  After commending the woman for her faith, he continued to the ruler of the synagogue’s house.  From the human perspective, it was too late. She had died.  But, when the LORD of Life was present, it was the perfect moment for her to be raised from the dead.

What better place could anyone “park” their life’s hopes, hurts, dreams, or disasters but with the LORD?  What He does, He does perfectly.  And what He does lasts forever!  What a remedy He provides for those who trust in Him!