The Model T
Henry Ford’s Model T changed the world. He would produce 15 million of them from 1908 to 1927, eventually for a cost of less than $300 (in 1925), making modern transportation available to the common man. The engine had 20 horsepower. It could reach a top speed of 45 miles per hour. And it was started by a hand crank.
But one thing about the Model T: if you wanted one— if you wanted to join the revolution—you had to be willing to go backward! Uphill anyway. The gas tank was located under the front seat, and because it fed gas to the engine only by gravity (and because the reverse gear was more powerful), the Model T frequently had to be driven up steep hills backward. It was the price you paid to own the “Tin Lizzie.”
Sometimes, to make progress, we have to be willing to go backward; that is, we have to be willing to humble ourselves.
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.” 1 Peter 5:6
Taken from Billy Ray’s Illustrations
“Thoughts For Today to Brighten Your Day” by Glenn, Mercedes and Lauren Hitchcock