Somebody Bigger Watching out for Me | Plus, Giveaway Friday!
Sister Rebecca Wilcoxson shares a testimony of God's protection in today's Miracle Monday. We've also got a theme for August! It's school-related miracles. Please share any testimonies or experiences you (or your kids) have had related to school, education, or learning. Also, don't miss out on how you can be part of the next Summer Reading Challenge Giveaway (instructions below).
The spring of 2012, DTE Energy (our local energy company) sent our neighborhood letters that they would be moving all of our electrical posts from one side of the street to another, so we were getting a nice huge electrical post on our side of the street right in our lawn.
Needless to say, all of the neighbors on the "receiving a new electrical post" side of the street were not very happy. There was a lot of complaining and disappointment that summer when the new posts were installed. They dug up lawns, sidewalks, and driveways all along our street, and it was a loud, obnoxious mess for the entire summer.
By the following spring, our lawns, driveways, and sidewalks had not been repaired, and I have to admit we were a little annoyed by the whole thing. I know it sounds like I am complaining, but with what happened next, I know the whole frustrating fiasco was in God's plan.
In the spring of 2013, towards the end of the school year, I had come home around 2:30 in the afternoon, put our son down for a nap, and was folding laundry in our living room when I heard a loud crashing sound.
Rushing to the window and looking out, I saw that someone had driven off the road and crashed right into the new electrical post in our lawn, snapping the pole in half. Thank God the pole did not fall but remained suspended above the car, not falling on our house or lawn.
The true miracle was this: had that pole not been there, the car would have come crashing through our living room window — right where I was folding laundry. In that moment, I knew that God's hand was in the matter.
God, being bigger than us and knowing so much more than we do, had moved upon DTE Energy to have them change the location of all the electrical poles — all for that moment. He placed that pole in the exact spot where a person, a year later, would drive a car off the road. He spared my life.
I am so thankful for God's love and mercy, and every time I see that huge electrical pole outside my window, I am reminded of how the Lord is always watching and protecting us — even when we do not see it ourselves.
School Miracles for August
Did God help you get into the school of your choice? Did He help you through a difficult exam? See eye-to-eye with a hard-nosed prof? Overcome a fear of public speaking? Share your story with us so we can praise God with you!
Summer Reading Challenge GIVEAWAY & Daily Assignment
On Friday, we're doing our last giveaway before the end-of-challenge extravaganza. Click and read this post, and leave a comment sharing how it's going (be sure to leave your name and email address so we can contact you if you win). That's all you have to do to enter. If you've already left a comment, you're already entered. Winner announced this Friday!
Here are the three lovely prizes ... (the real reward, we all know, is the reading!)
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