keysIt must have been the heat!  It was over 100 degrees in Riverside, California according to the weather report. I certainly felt it–especially when I got out of my car at the strip mall and went into the nail salon to make an appointment.  Generally, when I get out of my car, I hook my keys to the ring attached to my purse OR I clip it to the lanier around my neck. I’m pleased to say I’ve never misplaced my car keys in fifty years of driving.

But I was suddenly concerned when I got into my car and couldn’t find the key anywhere.  I panicked. I checked the usual places.  It was not around my neck. It was not attached to my purse. Did I drop it in the shop? I wondered as my heart pounded. I was about to get out of the car and retrace my steps, when I calmed down enough to hear a faint humming.

It was coming from the engine–the engine of my car.  The car was in gear.  It was turned on so where was my key?  Why in the ignition–where it belonged.

I tossed up a quick prayer of thanks and pulled out of the driveway, chagrined, but grateful and relieved.

Key Point: Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding; (Proverbs 3:5)




Key Point — 10 Comments

  1. Karen, I know exactly how you felt. Recently, I tried to get into what I thought was my car only the key fob (or whatever you call it) wouldn’t work. I panicked briefly until I looked down the block and saw MY car.

    Talk about SENIOR MOMENTS! Cheers.

  2. Thats my fav verse in the Bible Karen. I have a secret answer for you Karen. Look in the last place first. Lol. (Hint: that doesn’t woek all the time eirher. Lol. Anorher trick. I look in the place where I NEVER put something. Lol. I can’t count the times when looking for something and I’ve said, “I NEVER put it t. . .” and there it is. Lol lol.

    • Thanks, Jim, for chiming in. My best bet is to ask the Holy Spirit. He has a better memory than I do!!

  3. Karen,
    It reminds me of the time I got out of the car to make sure the back hatch was closed securely. I left the engine on with keys ignition got out and closed the drivers door only to hear the automatic locks click. The car was sitting in the parking lot of a nursing home with the engine running for at least two hours before the locksmith could come and open the door. Boy, was my face red.

    That was over 15 years ago and the senior moments keep going on.

  4. WOW ! Reminds me of the time when an elderly lady drove her car to my place for me to take her “across the bridge” to Ft. Myers. We lived in Cape Coral. We shopped, had lunch and returned to my place. She could not find her car keys in her purse! I looked in her car to see if she had left them in the ignition~not only had she left them but the car was still running AND the doors were locked! We had to call the service station to get in the car and thankful she did not run out of gas before she got to the service station. Blessings, margaret

    • I’m smiling at this one. It seems to be familiar–from their own experience–to many people I’ve talked with. 🙂

  5. Karen, I don’t have to worry about my locking my car keys in the car as I do belong to On Star and they can always unlock my car for me. They can even help me if I am having a problem with my car and tell me what is wrong. I am now thinking about using them for my GPS also but that will cost me a little more. I will see. I do enjoy reading your articles.

    • Thanks, Mary. OnStar sounds like a good plan, though in my case I hadn’t locked myself out–just couldn’t locate the keys till I discovered they were already in the ignition. I appreciate that you are reading my blog.

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