The Mechanic

As an old story goes, in the early 1900s a husband and his wife purchased one of those newfangled Model T Fords. They took it out for a drive one day, but something happened to the engine and the car came to a dead halt. The husband opened up the hood and started tinkering with anything he could find under there, but nothing he did made the car fire again. After a while, he became convinced that he had thrown away his money on something that would end up being nothing more than a fad. So he closed the hood and started figuring how he and his wife were going to get home.

Along about then a brand new Model T came chugging down the road. The car pulled over and the driver climbed out. He was a distinguished looking elderly gentleman wearing a high collar. He asked the husband, “What’s the matter, friend?” The husband answered, “The dang thing’s broke. I knew I shouldn’t have bought it.” The elderly gentlemen said, “Will you let me see what I can do?” The disgruntled husband replied, “Go ahead, but it won’t do you any good.”

The elderly gentlemen promptly pulled a screwdriver and a pair of pliers from somewhere, lifted up the hood, and tinkered with the engine for just a moment or two. Then he said to the husband, “Now pull up on the crank once.” Reluctantly the husband did as instructed, and the little engine immediately roared to life.

As the elderly gentleman started making his way back to his car, the husband yelled, “Hey, wait a minute. Thank you so much. Who are you?” The elderly gentleman just started his car and began to pull away. As he rolled by, though, he waved at the couple, gave a big smile, and said, “My name is Henry Ford. I made your car.”

I don’t know if this story is historically true, but even if it isn’t it surely could be. And just as Henry Ford could have fixed any Model T that he happened to find broken down on the side of the road, Jesus Christ can fix any broken down human life that lies in disrepair on the side of life’s highway. He is, after all, the one who creates each person. Don’t believe it? Then read John 1:1-3, which refers to Jesus by the title “The Word” and says of Him:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. (N.K.J.V.)

Need some more proof? Read Colossians 1:16-17, which says of Jesus:

For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. (N.K.J.V.)

Still not convinced? Read Hebrews 1:1-2, which says of Jesus:

God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high…. (N.K.J.V.)

Need a little more, you say? Read 1 Corinthians 8:6:

yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live. (N.K.J.V.)

Finally, for you hard cases out there, you might also read Revelation 22:13, where Jesus says of Himself:

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last. (N.K.J.V.)

Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet and Omega is the last. In English, Jesus would say, “”I am the A and the Z, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.” This means that not only is He the A and the Z, He is also all the other letters in between those two and all the words that can be made from all those letters. Therefore, He is a Savior who can definitely help you get your life running smoothly again if you will allow Him to work on you. After all, who knows you better than the One who made you?

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