Hold Out For A Hero
07 Oct

Hold Out For A Hero

Holding Out for a Hero
Where have all the good men gone
And where are all the gods?
Where’s the streetwise Hercules to fight the rising odds?
Isn’t there a white knight upon a fiery steed?
Late at night I toss and I turn
And I dream of what I need
I need a hero
I’m holding out for a hero ’til the end of the night
He’s gotta be strong
And he’s gotta be fast
And he’s gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero
I’m holding out for a hero ’til the morning light
He’s gotta be sure
And it’s gotta be soon
And he’s gotta be larger than life!
Larger than life
With the events of the recent hurricanes and the Las Vegas Massacre keenly in focus, I was reading Ann Voskamp’s amazing book “The Broken Way” and her family was facing the death of a family friend with cancer when her young daughter asked a most difficult question, “Why does God allow cancer, allow pain? ” Broaden that to Why does God allow Hurricanes or a tragedy like the Las Vegas Massacre?. Ann’s son offered a profound answer that has stayed with me all week.
He told his hurting little sister , “I picture pain like wolves encircling the flock of sheep, the pain brings out the heroes.”
A number of years ago I was interviewing a Chaplin who had worked ground zero on 911, he said that many, many Christians were asking a similar question that day, “How could God allow this?” One non-Christian who was soon to give his life to Christ that week, answered with something also profound to my thinking. “If it weren’t for God everyday would be 911.”
In the Christian in Complete Armour by William Gurnall (Free by the way on Google Books) William points out that one of the biggest goals of our adversary, Satan is to get his victims to the point of despair. Despair is a giant slap in God’s face, in anyway buying into the concept that God is not coming to the rescue. Gurnall, pointed to Proverbs 12:10 as a key to bring up your Shield of Faith:
10 A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
Gurnall’s keen spiritual insight brought out that the more righteous the more merciful and who could be more righteous than God, so who could be more merciful? You need a HERO it’s spelled, J E S U S.
Unfortunately the other side of this verse provides the answer to the question I have heard all week. “How could this Stephen Paddock do this?” Simply put, unrighteousness, cruelty they go hand in hand.
You may think I digress, but really, when it comes to Mechanics I have some heroes I would love to share that view. Just like the tender mercies of the righteous animal owner with our Jesus Labor of Love program every week I see hero’s tender mercies to single moms, widows and families in crisis. After literally years of prayers that God would supply us with a hero in the Raleigh, NC area two weeks ago I received and email Joe Wenger. Joe works at Colony tire in Raleigh, he a mechanic, not the owner or even the manager, but he stepped up and said I want to help and today while this show is going on he is driving over to Durham to help a single mom.
Patricio with Alegria’s auto repair here in Winston Salem, it would be a rare week that he doesn’t step up and donate 2 hours to every applicant I send him and often that is more than one a week. Often that puts him in a very difficult position of trying to help folks that are hurt mistrusting and, I’m trying to say this graciously, less than appreciative.
My Christian Body Shop and Wrecker Guy, Jerry from Ray’s Body shop and his wrecker dispatcher, Trig. Time after time, when I have no where else to turn they step up and tow or send help. I could and maybe should go on with all the guy heroes but I don’t want to leave out the ladies. Bob Young my Christian Junk Yard guy’s wife, Lori Young, she is the one who keeps the money straight, getting your donations to the bank, dealing with my receipts for parts or service people all over the country, often pictures of receipts taken by phone. I have women prayer warriors and board members of our 501C3 non-profit and our tax lady Audrey Blackburn who has never charged us a dime so we could use all your donations to help. Speaking of donations so many heroes this year far more then ever before have reached out for these folks in pain…..Yes, look around heroes abound.
So does pain unfortunately and we sure need some more heroes this week. We have a couple of rural folks way up off the main highway on dirt roads. One lady is trying to keep her two grand children one a six year old who is special needs, she told me her income is something like $700 a month and her 1993 Nissan Sentra has busted tie rod ends, her pastor just stepped up and bought her CV Joints and Axles but now she needs these tie rod ends and we need $135 to get that done. This other woman also back on a dirt road; her brakes are so bad that she says they push back at her. She and her disabled daughter live alone back up this road and all they have is this 2004 Ford Escape that now needs to be towed back up out of there in the Mt. Airy area and we have no one up there. So yes, God is offering a chance for more heroes to jump in to the fight… I do love how Bonnie Tyler puts it “He’s gotta be strong, And he’s gotta be fast, And he’s gotta be fresh from the fight”….. I would say that describes my hero, Jesus.
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About the Author

Robby Dilmore Robby Dilmore
Robby Dilmore his radio name itself is an oxymoron (Christian Car Guy). Robby started working in car dealerships back in 1971, (over forty years ago), washing cars. He went from car washer to service, parts, sales and eventually worked up to Dealer Principle of a Chrysler Dodge Jeep Store in 1998, where he was when God called him to start The Christian Car Guy Radio Show in January 2006. One of Robby’s greatest joys is sharing devotions with the residents of Somerset Assisted Living in Mockville, NC behind his former dealership and Charing the CBMC (Christian Business Men’s Committee) there. He also has rejoiced in teaching the Special Needs Sunday School Class at Calvary Baptist Church in Winston Salem for many years. Robby has seen first hand the good the bad and the ugly of automobile service, parts, sales and finance business, and now The Lord has provided him with a chance to help folks around the world. The Christian Car Guy Radio Show is syndicated nationally on 27 radio stations with live streaming on the internet and podcasting available on ITunes and over 30 other outlets. His 30 second helpful tips feature, Stayin on The Highway is now also syndicated. Robby also hosts Kingdom Pursuits, another one hour live show on Saturdays that signed on in 2008 across the Truth Network. Robby has been interviewed for the Christian Car Guy perspective across hundreds of other radio outlets including the Fox Radio Network, Financial Life Line, The G. Gordon Liddy, and Lars Larson radio shows even a National TV appearance on Fox and Friends.The Christian Car Guy Web site provides Godly counsel with hundreds of articles on everything from gas saving tips to how to be a four stroke Christian. Robby’s articles have been quoted in blogs from the Los Angles Examiner to The Autoblog.NL Germany’s most popular Automotive Blog. Robby has been married over 25 years to his wife Tammy and has four Children, Leslie Brad, Robby III, Tess and Mariah, they are members of Calvary Baptist Church in Winston Salem Robby Loves to Speak locally in North Carolina as well as across The Country to have Robby at your event email him @ rdilmore@wtru.com or call Robby @ 336-909-2779 Mailing Address: Truth Broadcasting Attention: Robby Dilmore 4405 Providence Lane Suite D Winston Salem, NC 27106

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