One Sabbath, about four months ago, my family and I were driving to Sabbath School. As was our normal custom, we had prayed for the Lord's mercies before we began our trip. We always ask God for His protection from the dangers of the road and we pray for a quick trip because many times we are delayed because of traffic congestion.
Fifteen minutes into our trip, we were hit by a speeding pick-up truck. The driver was heading in our direction and fortunately, both he and my husband swerved their vehicles and a head-on collision was avoided. However, our side mirror had broken and glass was thrown into our car. My husband no longer had control of the car and we headed toward a steep slope that led to Ibrahimiyah Creek. Incredibly, the truck driver never even stopped!
Miraculously, our car stopped before going over the slope. We breathed a sign of relief and thanked God for His mercies. Also, none of us were cut by the flying glass. The only major damage was to the back door.
Because the damaged door was open, we feared we would not be able to continue on our trip to the church. Suddenly, I remembered the robe in the car trunk. We tied the door closed with the robe and were able to make it to church on time. Our church members were amazed we had survived the wreck when they looked at our damaged car. We all gave thanks to the Lord for watching over us.
What a wonderful thing it is to trust in the Lord. Just think of Daniel and his friends. Their trust was so great they were willing to go into a fiery furnace. God rewarded that trust and saved them.
The Bible is full of miracles of deliverance. How grateful Jonah must have felt when God delivered him out of the belly of a whale. And can you imagine the amazement on those who witnessed the parting of the Red Sea. The wonder of the Lord's goodness is overwhelming!
Some people believe miracles are a thing of the past. I have such a friend, but even she agreed a miracle had occurred when she saw our damaged car and realized we had walked away without a scratch.
God is so good. Though the devil works overtime to destroy our faith, God continues to be ever-present in our lives. Once, when we had planned to help at evangelistic meetings, we ran into disaster. We had begun our trip and stopped to get some gas. The attendant noticed we had a leak in our gas tank. He cautioned us about driving any further. He said if one careless pedestrian threw out a cigarette butt, our car could go up in flames. He encouraged us to go back home and take our car to a mechanic.
Disheartened we headed home. I called Pastor Wajdi to tell him we would be delayed and therefore be unable to help with the evangelistic meetings. I asked Pastor Wajdi to pray for us. As I was putting down the receiver, my husband rushed through the front door. His countenance was so joyful. He said the second mechanic had examined the gas tank and found no leak. Our gas tank had simply been too full! Right then and there, we thanked God for His blessings. We hopped into the car and quickly drove to the meeting. We actually made it to the church before the evangelistic meetings began.
Pastor Wajdi was conducting a Bible study with a group before the evangelistic meeting. When he saw us, he said, "We all prayed for you to arrive on time, but God helped you to come even before the scheduled time of the meeting. What a wonderful God we serve."
God is with us in all situations. We must only trust Him with all our hearts and prayerfully talk to Him every day. Then, just wait for the miracles to occur!