We were involved in a nasty car accident on Friday afternoon.
My wife and all the children were in the car but – God be praised – we were okay.
A woman in a little Hyundai came flying around a corner, fishtailing in the middle of the road. Nailed us almost head on.
I saw her for about a second before she smashed into us. It was impossible to get out of the way, but fortunately I wasn’t going all that fast.
Somehow, last second, the front of her car had turned away a bit so the driver’s side of my car caught her rear door instead of the front of the frame. She spun all the way around and ended up facing the other way.
I saw the flash of blue as her car came towards my face – heard Rachel yell – felt and heard an overwhelming impact – saw everything go white and thought my number was up.
A moment later I snapped back, realized the radiator had exploded and there was smoke, and quickly evacuated Rachel and the children out to the side of the road, then went to check on the other driver. She was okay as well, which is really a miracle considering her little car and how fast she was going. Another foot or so into my lane and I think she would have been crushed – and I probably wouldn’t be here.
Kids got a bit banged up and my neck is a mess, but I sure felt God’s protection.
I really would not be surprised at all if an angel gave that other car a push right before impact. It looked head on…. then it wasn’t. Our car is probably dead for good.
Looks like I’ll be taking the bus again for a while… but as I hugged the kids and sent them to bed that night, I really couldn’t care less about losing our vehicle. Insurance and the police can figure out what to do. We’re just thanking God right now.
He is good.
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“I will extol You, my God, O King;
And I will bless Your name forever and ever.
Every day I will bless You,
And I will praise Your name forever and ever.
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
And His greatness is unsearchable.
One generation shall praise Your works to another,
And shall declare Your mighty acts.
I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty,
And on Your wondrous works.
Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts,
And I will declare Your greatness.
They shall utter the memory of Your great goodness,
And shall sing of Your righteousness.
The Lord is gracious and full of compassion,
Slow to anger and great in mercy.
The Lord is good to all,
And His tender mercies are over all His works.
All Your works shall praise You, O Lord,
And Your saints shall bless You.
They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom,
And talk of Your power,
To make known to the sons of men His mighty acts,
And the glorious majesty of His kingdom.
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
And Your dominion endures throughout all generations.
The Lord upholds all who fall,
And raises up all who are bowed down.
The eyes of all look expectantly to You,
And You give them their food in due season.
You open Your hand
And satisfy the desire of every living thing.
The Lord is righteous in all His ways,
Gracious in all His works.
The Lord is near to all who call upon Him,
To all who call upon Him in truth.
He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him;
He also will hear their cry and save them.
The Lord preserves all who love Him,
But all the wicked He will destroy.
My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord,
And all flesh shall bless His holy name
Forever and ever.”
-Psalm 145, NKJV