Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Give Me Gas for My Ford

Matthew 25:1-13
New International Version (NIV)
The Parable of the Ten Virgins

25 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3 The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 4 The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. 5 The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.

6 “At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’

7 “Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8 The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’

9 “‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’

10 “But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.

11 “Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’

12 “But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’

13 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.
There is major car repair going on at this house of the level path.  My husband and the young man who lives in my house but doesn't want to be blogged about are replacing the clutch in his car.  They're teaching themselves how to do it through the internet and Youtube videos.  I'm praying, really really praying, that all will go well.  Life was easier when he drove a Cosy Coupe and needed only his feet to make it roll.  It's had me thinking of the old church camp song of my youth, "Give Me Oil For My Lamp."  It was kid-hilarious when we sang, "Give Me Oil for my Ford."  As an adult the Bible parable for this song is ever so  serious.  Yes, be ready because we do not know the day or the hour the bridegroom will return.  
For those of us with fading memories, I did find two of the extra verses to that song, for the times when Chevrolet and Fords were the cars we all knew.  Give me gas for my Japanese import is not quite the same. 
Give me gas for my Chevy
Keep my testimony heavy
Give me gas for my Chevy I pray: Hallelujah!
Give me gas for my Chevy
Keep my testimony heavy
Keep it heavy till the break of day

Give me gas for my Ford
Keep me truckin' for the Lord
Give me gas for my ford I pray: Hallelujah!
Give me gas for my Ford
Keep me truckin' for the Lord

Keep me truckin' till the break of day


  1. HI!, I found your blog several months ago, and then I found your playlist on youtube yesterday....I knew the name sounded familiar! Thank you for sharing your creativity and your thoughts about God. I think we probably have a lot in common :)

    1. An uncommon Savior gives us so much in common! I'm glad you've found the blog and the videos.