This is the sight that meets me in my van after about 15 minutes of travel, on occasion. I'm so nervous to leave town anymore for fear that the thing will overheat. As of two days ago, the dome light will not go off no matter what we do. So we have to jump it off to start it. Did I also mention that it doesn't have air conditioning...and that is was 99* today?
I'm not mentioning these things to complain. Honestly, I'm not! But simply to ask your opinion. John and I try very hard not to get caught up in an American mind frame. We want to see the van as a blessing because we know there are lots of people out there who share a car or don't even own one. But, I stuggle. The van is our main vehicle. Without it all of us, as a family, can't go anywhere. And here in America, especially living in the country, we just have to have a vehicle to get around. We would also have to go back into debt to buy a new (and by "new" I mean new to us) one, and we REALLY don't want to do that. It's so nice to be debt free!
So, here's my question- What do you think? Forget that you were raised in America. Keep a global, godly view in mind as you ponder. Should I just be content with what the Lord has given us? Or is it okay to want a reliable van?