I was driving across Iowa on a family vacation and I was the only one in the car who wasnâ€™t snoring at the time. The traffic was light as the interstate gently rolled thru the barren land. Thereâ€™s not much to see in Iowa other than a hundred thousand wind mills. About this time I began to wonder, what do people do for fun around here? My answer was just topping the horizon.
I saw a long string of cars in the oncoming lane about a mile or so off in the distance. At first I thought it was a funeral but I soon recognized the cars were all classics. There were 57 Chevyâ€™s, 67 Mustangs, panel wagons, Buickâ€™s from the 40â€™s, old farm trucks, Model Aâ€™s, a whole collection of Vets, and someone was driving the Mystery Machine from Scooby Do. I think every well known classic car and few Iâ€™ve never seen before were included in that parade. There were well over 100 cars and they kept coming for a couple miles. I guess everyone up here restores old cars during the long winter months.
Now my knowledge of classic cars is very limited. But I love to see them on the road and I can appreciate all the work that goes into restoring them. I have ridden in a few oldies and Iâ€™ll just say, they are better to look at than to ride in. The originals didnâ€™t have power steering, so you better have a set of arms before you drive one. Without any air condition, you wonâ€™t just wait in the car. You donâ€™t know the meaning of car sick until to take a few curves with that old suspension. Awe yes, and the comfort of metal spring canvas seats. Lets not forget about the gas mileage of those big block engines. These old cars are great to look at but they arenâ€™t very practical.
Looking at those old cars can bring back a lot of good memories of days gone bye. Itâ€™s much the same way for church people looking back on the church services of the 50â€™s and 60â€™s. They think back on those days reminiscing about the big crowds, all day singings, and week long revivals. We just donâ€™t have churches like those any more. Why canâ€™t bring back to the good ol days? Well, to be perfectly honest, those days werenâ€™t all that good. All those old fashioned church services did not produce a generation that could carry them on. They saw the Christian religion fall head long into liberalism over the next two decades. Those big crowds soon left the churches never to return. Like the classic cars, the olâ€™ time religion is nice to look at but itâ€™s not what you want to ride around in everyday. The religion we need today was not common in the 1950â€™s. It was already in decline before the first model T rolled off the line. We need a religion from the days when our King rode thru town in style on the back of a donkey. That kind of religion is the real classic, letâ€™s bring it back.