Mercedes Benz Story – We Have No Record

A man from London was vacationing in France, driving his Mercedes Benz automobile, when he heard a loud bang, and his car veered off the road.  He called a tow truck, which towed him to the nearest town with a Mercedes dealership.  The mechanic discovered that the rear axle was broken, and a day later was able to fix it. 

After a few more days of vacation, the man returned to London with his car.  As the car’s warranty was no longer good, he expected to receive a bill for the car repair.  Three weeks went by, and he had not received a bill, so he wrote the dealership a letter.

A few days later he received a letter from the regional office of Mercedes Benz, stating: 

Dear Mr. Jones:

Thank you for your inquiry regarding a bill for work on your car.  We sincerely regret the inconvenience to you on your recent trip to France.  However, we have no record of a Mercedes Benz automobile ever breaking an axle. 

Have a nice day.

Best regards,

See, that’s how the Lord works – Satan stands before God with a list of our sins, accusing us of our sins before the holy, righteous God of the universe.  But we repent of our sins, God says to Satan:  WE HAVE NO RECORD OF ANY SINS COMMITTED BY THIS PERSON.

Depart from me, you evil creature!  And he pushes the trap door button, and Satan falls back down into the lake of fire.

That is the incredible loving and merciful God that we serve!

Motto for Walking with the Lord – STRIPES

“By His stripes we are healed…” Isaiah 53:5

S – Seek the Lord with all your heart, mind, and soul, leading to total surrender to His will; become a “hundred percenter” – 100% for the Lord.

T – ”Trust in the Lord with all your heart, mind, and soul, and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct    your path.”  Proverbs 3:5-6

R – Relationships are critical – with the Lord and with those around us.

I – Integrity is imperative; with integrity, we recognize the dignity of others, and retain our own.

P – Playmaker – be a playmaker in other people’s lives; seek to be a vehicle for the Lord’s love, joy, and power.  I am the glove; He is the hand (the hand of the Lord).

E – Expect God to do incredible things through you.

S – Share God’s love with everyone who comes across your path.

Incredible Quotes

Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Security is mostly a superstition.  It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.  Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.  Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.  Helen Keller

Life isn’t measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.  Anonymous

Death is more universal than life.  Everyone dies, but not everyone lives.                                                                                                  Alan Sachs

They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel. Carl W. Buechner

I know God will not give me anything I cannot handle.  I just wish He didn’t trust me so much.                                                                      Mother Teresa

Don’t ask what the world needs.  Ask what makes you come alive and go do it.  Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.                                                                                                            Howard Thurma

It’s never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot

You don’t have a soul.  You are a soul.  You have a body. C.S. Lewis

You formed us for Yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find rest in You. Saint Augustine

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order,  confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, and a stranger into a friend. Melody Beattie

Shoot for the moon.  Even if you miss, you’ll still be among the stars.  Les Brown                 

The place where God calls you is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s hunger meet. Frederick Buechner

How does one become a butterfly?  You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar. Trina Paulus

Pain is inevitable, but misery is optional.  We cannot avoid pain, but we can avoid joy. Tim Hansel

Attempt great things for God.  Expect great things from God. William Carey

He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose. Jim Elliot

When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling.  Live your life so that when you die, you will be smiling and everyone around you will be crying.  Anonymous

Source:  Thirty Days to Live