The other day, I saw a bumper sticker that stated, “Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.”
The statement is very true, but certainly an odd analogy.
The car wearing the bumper sticker was in good shape, though it had a few miles on it. So, I can only figure the people do keep their car in their home garage and probably take their car to The Garage for maintenance and check ups on a regular basis.
If a car goes to The Garage for regular check ups, there’s less likely to be a big repair bill somewhere down the road. And everybody knows that car buffs hang out together in the garage and talk “cars;” sharing “been there done that” experiences about what they’ve learned along the highway.
It IS true; being in the garage doesn’t make the car a car. Although, I’ve never heard anybody who kept their car in the garage or took it to The Garage for regular maintenance say they thought it was a mistake or a waste of time.
However, I have heard some folks say they wish they HAD kept their car in the garage so it would have had less road damage instead of leaving it parked out by the curb—but—I don’t think anybody ever put that on a bumper sticker.
Hebrews 10:25 Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.