Priceless

May 20, 2012

“You are not your own.” –1 Corinthians 6:19

Read: 1 Corinthians 6

Sitting in my Dad’s garage is his workmanship. Car buffs will be pleased to know that my Dad piddles on a 1934 Ford Coupe every weekend. As a matter of fact, he’s been tinkering with it for as long as I can remember. There’s not a corner of that car Dad doesn’t know. He’s taken it apart and put it back together his entire life. How is that? Well, that coupe was his very first car; given to him by Granddaddy when Dad was only 12 years old. Yep, he still has it. Well, about 42 years ago, Dad sold it for a few hundred dollars to help pay the doctor bills when my brother was born. But years later, Dad traveled half-way across the country, spending much more than what he sold it for, and bought it back.

Sitting in front of your computer is God’s workmanship (Ephesians 2:10), completely unique (Galatians 5:26), knit together in the womb (Psalm 139), and made in God’s own image (Genesis 1:26). Is there any wonder why the bible says that we should honor Him with our bodies? After all, his Son went from Heaven to earth and bought us at a price (1 Corinthians 6:20). So go ahead, tinker a little. Piddle a bit. Enjoy working on something with the Lord He designed and gave to you.

(You know, I don’t think Dad will ever finish that old car. Not because he can’t, but because I think he simply enjoys working on something Granddaddy first gave him, and they worked on together.)

–Jimmy Peña

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Comments

  1. Ron

    Priceless!!

  2. Gwenn

    Great message to start the week – thank you!

  3. Nellene Pena

    Jimmy,
    I agree with Ron….”priceless”!!! Not only the car, but the love and respect your Dad had for
    Granddaddy is priceless. They spent so many precious times together and I’m sure Grandaddy is looking down on all of us now and praying for us. What joy to know that our Father in heaven paid a price so that we can all be together again someday.
    Love,
    Mom

  4. Sandie Powell

    Great devotion…Priceless says it all. Knowing the story and the people involved gives it special meaning to us. Again…priceless.

    Thanks foe a great way to start the week.

  5. pop

    MINE SON, ME WORKING ON MY COUPE IS KINDA LIKE THE LORD WORKING ON ME, HE ALWAYS HAS SOMETHING TO FIX, OR IMPROVE ON. SOMETIMES JUST A TUNE-UP IS ALL I NEED. THANK YOU FOR WRITING ABOUT MY POP…LOVE YOU, POP.

  6. James DeLong

    So, Jimmy, are you going to go out and find the truck your Dad gave you way back when? The truck you mention in your new video for toning? Just pulling your throttle – thanks for all you do in the LORD! jimmy d

  7. Catrina

    What a beautiful story of redemption! And a convicting reminder to take care of our ‘vehicles.’ A terrific start to the week, thanks!

  8. Margaret Randle

    Dear ‘Mimmies’: Congratulations on yet another accomplishment! I am so happy for you! Loved the “Priceless” story. That photograph is also priceless! I know Granddaddy’s smiles very well, having photographed him so many times through so many years and that grin on his face is so genuine. Thank you for using it! And thank you for the precious video you put together for ‘Letta’s” graduation. Such pride, such love. You both are in my prayers each day and I share our families’ pride in all you do. Please let me know when you are scheduled to return to speak in El Paso. Have several friends who would love to hear you.
    Love,
    Aunt Margaret

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