Got Gas?

September 3, 2015

It was like a flash back to the 70’s without the long hair, bell bottom jeans and great music, or as Yogi Berra said “It’s like  Déjà vu all over again.”  What I’m referring to were the scenes last weekend when gas stations across Nova Scotia began to run out of gasoline.  When I left church last Sunday afternoon, every pump at the Esso was busy and cars were lined up Gatehouse Run to the traffic lights. 

Apparently supplies were short and so were tempers.  According to industry sources, the shortage of gas was the result of a tanker of gasoline arriving in Halifax and failing to meet environmental standards & the replacement tanker experienced the same problem.

It was only when the third tanker arrived that the supply was restored. 

I had lots of gas, at least for the weekend, but it was a reminder of how fragile our society is and  that even a minor event like a tanker not arriving could cause such a major disruption for so many people. 

3000 years ago King David challenged the people of Israel to place their trust in God instead of horses and chariots. I would suspect the principle still holds true, that our trust needs to be placed in things higher than the world can offer.  Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.