LAST Saturday I had the unfortunate experience of a puncture in a rear tyre of my car. Of course, the problem was compounded by the fact that, as in most modern cars, there was no spare wheel.
There was a can of substance which can be inserted into the tyre but no instructions how to use this.
Having been a member since 1961, the answer was to call the AA and an engineer was soon out to solve the problem.
This he did by plugging the hole, with the instructions to travel no more than 100 miles at no faster than 50mph.
I must have picked up some debris on the road which caused the puncture.
This reminded me very much of the first Palm Sunday when Jesus Christ rode into Jerusalem on a Donkey when the road was strewn with branches and coats to herald his triumphant entrance into the city. No doubt if there had been vehicles with rubber tyres there would have been many call outs for the repairers on that day.
We celebrate Palm Sunday this weekend which reminds us of the importance of this day when we think of the occasion as Jesus rode in triumph before the cheering crowds into the city where the next week would lead him to the cross at Calvary.
He went through all of that so that we would be able to know him and his salvation.
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