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A Promise

The  traffic in Quito can be grueling. Among the thousands of cars one stands out. Señor Ortega’s wooden car is a sight to behold. 628E4939-C562-480C-A67E-92F46DC365F8

He made a promise to his daughter that he would drive to U.S. in a wooden car to visit her for her birthday. His first attempt ended in Colombia where his first wooden car experienced un solvable mechanical problems. The 54-year-old cabinet-maker returned to Peru and made a more reliable design. CC3D8720-767C-4BD9-B6C4-A1980DD50094Señor Ortega is now in Ecuador and will soon enter into Colombia. Once he reaches the Colombian-Panama border he will have to put his car on a boat to enter Panama as there is no drivable international border between the two countries. Once he reaches Panama he has good roads ahead of him. 51D57B04-B77B-44AC-9185-5AF21D617701

Señor Ortega has put a lifetime’s worth of work and skill into his wooden car to keep a promise he made to his daughter.

His sacrifice to keep his promise encourages us. How about you? Are you encouraged?

With much love, 6EF7E090-4274-4931-9223-67A638494696The Downings

 

Christmas Devotions: The Promise

 

The LORD God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, cursed are you above all the wild beasts and all the living creatures of the field! On your belly you will crawl and dust you will eat all the days of your life. And I will put hostility between you and the woman and between your offspring and her offspring; her offspring will crush your head, and you will attack her offspring’s heel.”
~God, Genesis 3:14-15

The very first Christmas promise in the Bible is found in the sober description of the consequence of Adam and Eve’s disobedience. The promise is that Continue reading “Christmas Devotions: The Promise”