Your life seems to be traveling along normally and then, out of nowhere, another stumbling block – another unexpected surprise – another problem. It’s at those times we need God’s protection the most. I know He has an army of angels at my disposal. My own particular guardian angel has been through quite a life and has earned her wings a thousand times over. As my life slows down, I’m certain that she’s ready to retire.
Talk about dangerous encounters – I’ve had several. Maybe it’s because of my naivety – lack of common sense or just plain stupidity, but you might call me a walking disaster area. When I was a young mother selling Tupperware, I found myself stranded on a bridge with an overheated car. My main concern wasn’t the car, but getting to my destination, so I could peddle my wares.
A kind man stopped and asked how he could help. He offered to take me to where I was going. Little did he realize that I had a ton of stuff with me. I left my vehicle and blindly accepted his offer of help. He could’ve been a serial killer. On theway, he told me he had some frozen meat in his trunk and asked if I’d like to buy some. I told him, “No, but I have some containers he might like to purchase to put the meat in.” Neither one of us made a sale during that exchange. He dropped me off at my destination. In retrospect I wonder what could’ve occurred had not my guardian angel been with me.
Another time I was driving my old Monte Carlo home when the tie rod broke. I continued driving, not knowing the risk. Somehow I managed to steer the car for more than a mile before pulling over. A friend came to my rescue and couldn’t believe that the car made it as far as it did.
Again, while driving our stick shift car full of kids, the stick came out in my hand as I downshifted. All I could think to do was push it back in place so I did and it miraculously continued to work.
Some might believe that these were just happenstances, or that it might be a good idea for me to stay out of a car. I truly know God was watching out for me. Sometimes we have to look for the miracles in our lives, but they’re there in more ways than we can imagine.
Thank you, Lord for defending me from danger even when I take foolish chances. I’ve done some pretty dumb things, but I know I can rely on your love and protection. As I approach the final years of my life, prevent me from making foolish decisions and watch over my guardian angel as well. Amen!