The Faith of Car Mechanics

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


The New York Times recently polled American scientists about their belief in God. The majority said “Yes, we do believe in God” and the story got prominent play.

Before long, the paper ran this letter to the editor.

“Well, la-di-dah, scientists believe in God. I say what affects society more is the faith of car mechanics. I have an '83 Ford station wagon. When I take my car to the shop and say, ‘Lew, look at the transmission,’ chances are that his faith and its teachings will keep him from messing with my engine. Sure, it’s nice when mathematicians find God in their calculus, but I’ll take a mechanic who sees God in my carburetor.”

How do you like that? A mechanic sees God in a car repair; an owner sees God in his mechanic. This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge reminding you that cars and lives run better when we see the high calling of our daily work.

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

(Col. 3:17)

Editor's Note: You can now read the original letter from Shlomo Gerwitz, Faith and Carburetors, on the New York Times website.