When I was about 13 I lived in Hawaii with my parents.
We lived in a very hilly area, not to mention a very thorny, dry area.
It is known to be the desert for Hawaii. Anyhoo. As I was riding my bike
with a friend my back tire caught a thorn in it. My friend and I headed
back to her house to do a quick patch job so that I could at least get
back home. My luck, my house was down hill from hers. So I started costing
down the hill. When it was time to take the final street I did what I was
suppose to do. I stopped looked both way and proceeded to cross. But something
told me to wait and look. Sure enough there came a van barreling down the
street. Before I could get back to the curb I felt as if someone just picked
me up and set me down on the other side of the street. My bike however,
totaled. It had been caught under the van. When I got up I was completely
stunned to find that I was okay. Didn't have a scratch on me. I collected
my bike and proceeded to carry it home.
Now some may say that was "luck". But keep reading....
When I was 24 I was thrilled to be going to Europe
for college. Everything was set up. I was going to be leaving on April
5, 2005. I still had loose ends to tie up before I left. Like a Jeep Wrangler
to get rid of. I still had about 3 months of payments on it. I had put
a for sale sign up on it but had no leads. It was the final week and still
no bites. My mother said she would try to get it sold and send me the money
when it did, since I was going to need that for my trip.
Well, April 2 was my going away party. I had been
drinking which wasn't the most foolish thing I had done. But I did get
behind the wheel and drive. That night my back tire blew. As I was bracing
for the worst, once again I felt a hand had simply picked the jeep up and
set it down on it's side. It skidded a little bit. Amazingly no damage.
I could have hit other cars, I could have rammed the fence in someone's
yard, but nothing. I walked away once more unharmed. That morning
when I got home and told my mother she called the insurance company who
paid me for the damage. The guy who came out to tow my Jeep wanted to buy
it as is. I was still free to go to Europe.
The night before I left my mother and I sat up
praying. We prayed for a safe journey and for the Lord to keep His hand
upon me. My main concern was if something were to happen it would be difficult
for me to get back. After all, Europe is clearly half way around the globe
from Hawaii. But my mother said to believe that the Lord will provide a
way home if anything should happen.
So I get to Europe. For the first two months I
am loving it. The classes I was taking where fun and everything was great.
I spoke to one of my roommates about my faith
and that I believed in Jesus. She confessed she too had grown up with the
faith but never really put it into practice. We would discuss things in
the bible that our roommates couldn't get. But it was okay with us. But
when the semester began to wind down and every one was starting to head
their separate ways I began to get a funny feeling in my stomach that I
should go home too. I called my mother expressing that I wanted to stay.
That there was still so much for me to see, and that I wasn't home sick,
but just felt I needed to be back. So I made up my mind. At this point
I was living around Russell Square. I took the tube every day to work and
school. I went to work and quit. And I withdrew from my classes for the
next semester. I jumped on the train once more and headed back home.
I hadn't been home for three days when the terrorists
blew up the tube stations in London. Rattled my nerves. I couldn't believe
it. I would have been on that train had I stayed. I would have had my worst
thoughts come to pass had I not listened to the Lord's conviction telling
me it was time for me to come home.
Now with all this one might think that my "luck"
had run out. There is no way one person could have so many encounters and
not get burned. Well one more and I'll put this topic down.
Three years ago I was living in Americus, Georgia.
A small country town. Old wives tale was that nothing ever happens in or
to Americus. The biggest threat Americus has is lightening storms. Well,
I thought it was a nice little place to raise a family. My husband and
I were expecting. Everything was set. My mother flew out from Hawaii to
Georgia to be there for the birth. But the doctor gave us the wrong date.
He told us I was due any day and low and behold my mother panicked and
flew out early. While her trip was only for a couple of weeks, I began
to get nervous because it was almost time for her to go and I still hadn't
given birth. So the doctor had me induced. Everything went okay. There
was a minor hiccup but all went well. By February 16 my mother was holding
her first grand child 4 days before she had to leave.
Well the time eventually came and my mother along
with the rest of the family left. It was just my husband, and our new baby
girl. On March 4, 2007 I had the scare of my life.
We had just settled down after dinner. I was on
the couch nursing when the news flash came on. It wasn't even enough time
to understand what was going on before the power went out. I could hear
the wind sucking everything around us. My husband grabbed my hand as I
held our daughter and made it to the bathroom. It only lasted for a few
minutes but I remember laying in the bath tub with our new baby thanking
the Lord that I got a chance to hold her should anything happen.
Then it was over. We went outside the next morning.
Every single house around ours had something lodge into it, smashed through
it or in some way destroyed. Not ours. The Lord's hand let nothing scratch
our house. We found out later in the day that the hospital I was in (and
the only one in Americus) had been completely destroyed. The wing my room
was on was gone. Had we not induced labor we would have been in the hospital
during the tornado that the townsfolk said would never happen.
So is there a God? In my mind, yes. Without a
shadow of a doubt, there is a God, He is the ruler of all and He will provide
all that we need if we only step back and allow Him to do so.
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