It sounds like a piece of heavenly fiction.....but it's true......
Once upon a time........
We were returning home from church on Monday evening. It was very cold with a light rain - there was black ice on the road that we could not see. As we got close to our home, traveling north on a busy highway, Joe suddenly saw a bicycle rider on the side and swerved slightly to be sure to avoid him - and the mayhem began! The car hit a patch of the black ice and went totally out of control...swerving back and forth across the highway about three or four times and finally coming to land in front of a church - in a grassy knoll/ditch, forcifully (!!) hitting a tree stump which apparently stopped the careening car.
We were jolted about in the car but not hurt - I'm a bit sore and creaky, but nothing to speak of. God protected us - it could have been fatal, especially if a car had been coming south on the highway as we were swerving all over the place.
Black ice madness and mayhem! Scary, for sure, but here is the awesome thing that happened. When I got home, I quickly called Grace, my "adopted mom" at Maranatha, and she answered the phone by saying, "Hallelujah!" - Well, that is NOT the normal way to answer the phone but she could not get the word, "Hello," out. She had just been deep in prayer, thanking the Lord for me and the blessing I've been in her life, praising the Lord, when the phone rang.
It startled me, of course - for she had no idea what I was about to tell her - of God's awesome protection. She must have been praying and calling my name to the Lord right at the time the accident happened. It was heaven's "Amen" to a crisis averted.....He had sent His angel to keep us safe from harm.
The car is a mess - we were able to drag it home - no headlights/bumper & front-end stuff/a ruined tire/alot of damage.....but we are OK! Cars are replaceable - Peggie & Joe are NOT....
.......and, by God's awesome grace, they plan to live happily ever after anyway.......HALLELUJAH!!!!
In a bit of madness and mayhem yourself? Remember, the God of miracles is listening, watching and able to employ 10,000 angels to protect and watch over you in whatever crisis you are in right now. Look up, take note - Heaven is closer than you think!
Prayer: "Thank You, Lord, for Your awesome protection and amazing grace. We bow in humble thanksgiving, then rise with a hearty HALLELUJAH for who You are and how You take care of Your kids......Take care of every "kid" reading this devotional today. You know the need; you know the madness and mayhem in lives everywhere. You alone are our help and hope; we praise Your Name, Amen."
Psalm 91. . . . . The Hallelujah Chorus
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