After bible class yesterday, I rode to Tulsa with Karla. On the way home, just a few miles from the church parking lot where I left my car, we had a very near brush with certain disaster. We took the back roads home from Tulsa and as we were attempting to turn south toward Skiatook. There was a car on the wrong side of the road in the lane where we needed to turn, he was waiting to turn east and a white pickup was approaching us from the west. Karla had not noticed the pickup. I was watching it and the car that was in the wrong lane. (My heart begins to race and I am tensing up). Karla was waiting for “wrong lane guy” to move so we could make our turn. I looked in the right side rearview mirror and the pickup isn’t slowing at all, it is barreling down on us and I bent over, absolutely terror struck, waiting for impact. At that moment Karla saw the pickup as did the other driver, and finally the pickup saw us. I could hear and smell the rubber burning, black smoke swirling past us and the truck literally flying past us. WHAT WERE THESE OTHER DRIVES THINKING??? Are driving laws not applicable in the country?
I am still a bit unraveled from the close call yesterday and I have thanked God several times for keeping us safe. It would be interesting to see a video of our faces in slow motion as we all realized we were possibly facing our last moments on this earth. That is how close it was, and as fast as the pickup was traveling it would have rammed us right into the middle of the “wrong lane guy” and smashed Karla’s car (and us) like crumpled up tin foil.
My heart is overflowing with thanksgiving. Incidences like the one yesterday make me take notice. Live is but a vapor and it can be over in the blink of an eye. I have many thoughts, yet for now I thank God that he preserved our lives, he kept us safe.
My circumstance yesterday were different from the Psalmist yet I can say these words with a heart full of thanksgiving – For you, O Lord, have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears… Ps 116:8
For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. Ps 91:11-12
I believe we were looked after by angels yesterday.