Friday, September 15, 2006
Ford, Finances & Friday Fears
I don't have anything all that insightful to say today. Today I just ask for a moment of your time to pray for the Mr. and for his employer, Ford Motor Company.
It's no secret that the automotive industry is struggling and cuts are being made everywhere. Today there will be a meeting at the Mr.'s plant to announce what kind of cuts, buy-outs, early retirements and adjustments are being considered or will be happening to keep the company floating.
Dean doesn't say a lot about being worried but he did ask me yesterday to remember to pray for him today. So I'm asking you to join me.
Not just for us, but for all of those in need of employment, job security and finances. God is the God of the great and the small. He cares about the burdens we bear. So I give him today and ask for peace and wisdom for all of those affected by the economy.
My provider is not Ford Motor Company; my provider is not struggling with the bottom-line. My provider is Jehovah Jireh. And it's gonna be ok.
Hebrews 2:6, 7
But there is a place where someone has testified:
"What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?
You made him a little lower than the angels; you crowned him with glory and honor
This was the post that was going to go online this morning, only blogger was a booger and wouldn't let me on! Anyway, the Mr. didn't really learn much more than you probably already know. The Ford UAW membership via hourly employees will be cut in half when all the dust settles through buy-outs, early retirements and lay-offs. No word at present about whether the Mr.'s plant will close, so please pray for that specifically. And the time may come when Dean has to decide about a buy-out or early retirement. He has 18 years in.
Just keep praying for everyone involved. I feel especially burdened for the people at the top who carry the burden of so many lives and families. I just can't seem to pray enough for those individuals and not just that they'd be able to save jobs, but for their own sense of peace in what has to be a stressful time.
Like the old Southern gospel song says, I've got a feeling everything's gonna be all right!
Love you guys!