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Jul 11, 2009

That Was a Close Call!

Today's verse on my website (in case you are reading this any day but today...) is
Saturday July 11, 2009
Today's Verse: is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
Romans 10:15 / KJV

I don't know about beautiful feet, but this post is a reminder of the power of God. If that offends you, stop reading here.

I was driving around a bend in the road, merging with another line of cars. Though traffic was heavy, it was slow moving. I kind of squoze myself into the flow. There was a row of people motioning me to slow down, the tracks were just ahead. The last man in line told me to stop. I rolled right on by him. I kind of blew him off like, "yeah, I could have stopped, but I would have had to slam on my brakes. What is the big deal?" Then I crossed the train tracks.

The train was very close and blew its whistle. Well, that sure startled me and I began to brake (break?) in ernest. There was another train coming just ahead. Only then did I realize I could slow that truck down, but I could not STOP! I rolled down the window and shouted to some soldiers walking near the tracks, "Someone please help me. I cannot stop!" They could do nothing. The second train was quickly approaching. I was frightened. Finally, I shouted, "Dear God, please help me!" or some such variation of that. It's hard to remember when you are in a panic.

Well, guess what. The train flew off the track and crashed so close to me. I was OK. I found out my brakes had been cut. The only person injured was George Carlin. And then I woke up.

Now, I don't know why poor George was injured, although he used to be a conductor. I do know that without God, my life is a train wreck. I've been without God before and if ever there was a train wreck, it was then. I will NOT go there again. God is here. Waiting for us to call on Him in our times of need. He loves to show us how much He loves us. Go. Talk to Him. Everything else can wait.



Anonymous said...

Yes God is there and will listen whenever we need him 24/7.pler

bubbles said...

wow, jodi! i'm obviously behind on my reader, but this story really touched me. just wanted you to know that i agree, God is always there for us. we just need to stop our busy lives to talk with him. thanks for being a great friend!! bubbles