Sunday morning, I got to see God’s hand at work. An answer to prayer appeared right before my eyes.
My wife Sharon left the house at 5:30 to take her best girlfriend to the airport. I was a bit concerned, because we were under storm warnings, and I was afraid she would have trouble getting there and back.
Not to embarrass her, but she’s the first to admit she’s not a great driver under the best of circumstances, and this didn’t look like the best. Born with a cataract in her left eye which in those days was not operable in a child, she has always had to get by with seeing through her right eye only. On top of that, I knew she couldn’t remember how to turn the defroster on in an emergency situation.
Sure enough, the storm hit with a vengeance while she was gone. She told me getting to the airport was fine, but it hit her on the way home. It was one of those where the rain hits the windshield so hard it’s difficult to see out. On top of that, the inside of the windshield began to fog up. She couldn’t find the settings for the defroster by feel, and she was afraid to take her eyes off the road for even a couple of seconds to try to find them.
As soon as I heard the storm hit, I began to pray for her safety. I told God I was afraid she might not be able to manage it on her own, and I asked Him to bring her home safely. I prayed several times while I waited for her.
Sure enough, when she pulled into the driveway and under the carport, she was almost catatonic with fear. She told me the only things she could see as she drove were the little reflectors imbedded in the road to mark the lane separation. She couldn’t see well enough to pull off onto the shoulder. All she could do was follow those reflectors.
Fortunately, the rain let up before she got to her exit, so she was able to find it. I don’t know what she would have done had it not abated.
When I told her I’d been praying for God to bring her home, she said that was probably the only thing that got her here. She didn’t believe she had done it under her own power alone. I reminded her that God never promised us there would be no storms, but He did promise He would be with us through the storms. I’m so thankful we have a God who is willing and able to take care of His people.
What examples of God’s protection have you experienced?
If you abide in Me and My word abides in you, then you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.
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