Wednesday, August 27, 2008

"Not Even A Sparrow...

falls without the Lord knowing."

Lest I forget that the Lord watches over and cares for us, I had an alarming reminder on Monday morning. I left earlier than normal for work, hoping to have time to stop for coffee. It didn't happen exactly as I imagined. About 20 minutes into my drive, I heard a horrible "WAP WAP, WAP WAP" and knew I had to get off the highway immediately. (I have no idea how to describe the noise I heard in letters, so just use your imagination.) For the past week or so, I've been thinking that my car was making more noise than usual, but after mentioning it to Heath, I chalked it up to paranoia because of the recent trips to the mechanic. So, I was driving unusually & tediously careful. The Lord watches over us. Since I had left so early, the traffic was light and it was easy to move quickly from the far left lane to the right shoulder. The Lord watches over us. I called Heath from my cell. The Lord watches over us. He not only was home, but not terribly busy, so he left right away (after waking Ainsley up and gathering a bottle & diapers for her). The Lord watches over us. He pulled off the left rear tire, noticing that the tread had slowly started to come off - rather than blowing all at once. The Lord watches over us. This was the same tire which the mechanic had noticed was soon in need of replacement and had kindly moved it from the front of the car to the rear. The Lord watches over us. The offending tire removed, the spare was replaced, without either Heath or I (or Ainsley in the backseat of Heath's car) being run over by the speeding Highway traffic. The Lord watches over us. We were able to get to a nearby Discount Tire and get a new tire, which would be ready in an hour. We had time to go out for breakfast and coffee!!! The Lord watches over us. So, a couple hours later and a spontaneous date, we were back home safe & sound. (I had called work to tell them I wouldn't be in after all.)

Yes, the Lord watches over us!

4 comments:

Kendra said...

wow!! that is amazing!! Thank the Lord you all were kept safe! :) Miss you!

Nate and Rosa said...

I am so glad you all were kept safe! I had a tire blow out once and it was an extremely scary experience. The Lord does watch over us!

Anonymous said...

I am so thankful that The Lord watches over us! Your dad and I went for a bike ride Tuesday night and my tire blew...thankfully it also starting making a sound so I had started slowing down and thus wasn't thrown from the bike when it did finally blow. Later that night(in the garage) one of your dad's bike tires also popped!! The Lord watches over us!! Mom

Kelly said...

Yes, He does. Thank you for a sweet reminder in the mail of friends who pray just that.