Trucks are made for working.
As important as they are for their job, we really don’t care for trucks and do not like to be in the driver’s seat. That is until we need to haul a horse, move feed, get across the pasture or help somebody who’s stuck. To us, a pickup is a truck. Bigger than that and
we have no experience, but they are essential for work too, just so we don’t have to drive.
Obviously, many don’t look at trucks our way, but why? Trucks, if powerful enough to be useful, are cumbersome, often gawky, cost more to purchase, require expensive maintenance, need higher priced tires and consume more gas. They’re hard to get in, harder to get out of, tough to steer, difficult to maneuver and rough riding.
Majority of the trucks aren’t equipped for work. They generally don’t have a hitch for towing, and bumpers will bend or break with the slightest yank. Impossible to jump start anything from most truck batteries. It’s hard to buy a regular cab truck today. Two seats and four doors are fine if the crew is going to the pasture or horse show, but
What about the half-size or smaller trucks? Yep, a person can haul groceries, trash or small furniture, and on a nice day the children enjoy riding in the back, although safety guidelines warn against that. Not enough size or power for anything else, and pretty squeezing to ride in for growing folks like us.
Trucks have been important to us though, for over four decades. Original one Dad got was to haul hay for the horses and garbage for the hogs. First one of our own was in ’72, a white clunker, without a bumper. It hauled horse feed and started when time came to go to the hospital 85 miles down the road for our daughter’s birth; the car wouldn’t start.
A new truck bought February 28, 1973, lasted one day, and it was totaled when somebody hit us head on. Since then, we’ve had seven trucks. Trucks in use now are red, regular cabs, automatics and authority to pull a loaded stock trailer, haul two big hay bales and tug a giant tractor out of the snow. They’re only driven when work needs done.
Trucks with the power to do their job are essential, but the rest of the time a car is better looking, easier handling, greater economy and more comfortable.. Evidently, many feel that driving a truck gives them clout, instead of the truck being the source of power.
More appropriate to leave the power to the truck and the Lord. According to Saint John 3:35: “Father loves the Son and hath given power over all things into his hand.”
Likewise, the Lord will subdue all power as indicated in First Corinthians 15:24, “Then cometh the end, when He shall have and delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when He shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.”