Friday, January 12th, 2018
A TEST FOR TYLER
Last week Tyler called me with the bad news that the motor on the car he had bought a couple months back had seized up and would never run again. A total loss.
He calmly said, “You know, Pat, this is the kind of setback that would have driven me to get high on drugs and alcohol two years ago before I put all my trust in Jesus. I’m not sure how He’s going to take care of this, but He will.”
And the Lord did take care of Tyler. The next day he found himself at a car dealership in St. Cloud. If you were on the sales team there, would you sell a car on payments to a guy who has two felonies and a horrible credit rating of 500? Probably not, unless the power of the Holy Spirit was behind the transaction.
Tyler drove out of the dealership in a 2009 Impala with 60,000 miles on it and a bumper to bumper warranty of 3 years or 30,000 miles. He has to pay 19% interest on the payments, but as he said, “It’s a high interest rate, but what can you expect with a credit rating like I have.”
I received a call from the dealership, I think the following day, since I was one of Tyler’s references. The guy asked how often I talked to Tyler. I answered, “At least twice a week. You won’t have to worry about that loan.”
He said, “I know. I thought he was a very nice young man.” Chalk up another one to the Holy Spirit.