2011.05.15 Perform Service

Last fall, Vince changed the oil and filter in my car.  He also checked the other fluid levels.
A week or so later, the upper console (where I can see the temperature, MPG, and other options) started displaying “PERFORM SERVICE” and beeping for a bit.  Then the display would return to normal.
Vince checked the oil and other fluids again.  All was okay.
So, a couple of times a week, I get beeped at and see “PERFORM SERVICE”.
Annoying, but it’s short-lived.
Then, a couple of months ago, I was sitting in the parking lot of the local high school.
I had just finished a couple of hours volunteering for our local food pantry
by picking up donated canned and boxed food items.
I had just started up the car and . . .
Then, I started laughing because I finally got it.
A prompt?  a requirement?  a command?
Perform service:  Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others,
    faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.  1 Peter 4:10
I hope the “PERFORM SERVICE” stays; it’s a great reminder to get my focus on others.
I like it.