Today’s Miracle Monday is a testimony of protection from Brother Larry and Sister Kathie Perkins, Detroit Branch 1.
Since retiring, my husband and I have been fortunate to escape the wintry weather in Michigan for several weeks every year and drive to sunny Florida.
As you may have experienced yourself, in driving 1,400 miles, you encounter many dangers, distracted drivers, and close encounters.
A few years ago, we were driving through Georgia, and the sky began to darken ahead of us. Soon it started to rain, and the rain quickly progressed to a deluge that made it difficult to see the lights of the cars around us. We slowed to a crawl, but the wind and the rain became so heavy and the sky so black, that we literally could not see more than a few feet ahead of us.
We became worried that if we kept moving we might run into something. But we feared that if we tried to stop, someone might hit us from behind. Just as we were trying to decide what to do, an exit ramp suddenly became visible right next to our car, and we immediately turned the car up the ramp and off the highway.
At the top of the ramp we turned right, into the apron of a little driveway that actually went no place. It was just big enough for us to pull our car off the road, and we sat there and thanked God for the safe place He provided for us to wait out the storm.
After 15 minutes, the rain stopped, the sun came out, and we saw the most beautiful rainbow appear, a confirmation to us that God had protected us, just as we read in the scriptures.
We got back on the freeway, and after driving 15 minutes further, we saw evidence of severe damage from the storm all around us. Trees and billboards were ripped apart and scattered everywhere. A huge 18-wheeler had been completely blown over on its side and slid across the road into the guard rails.
I checked my weather app and found that a tornado had touched down in that area. If we had not pulled off the road earlier, we would have been in that exact spot on the highway at the moment it came through. Our small car could easily have been crushed by the heavy truck.
Once again, we paused to thank God for His mercy and providence. He truly was our refuge and guide that day. And He continues to bless us daily. For this we are very grateful.
A Safe Place to Wait Out the Storm
Does today’s article remind you of a similar time in your own life? Where the Lord provided a shelter to protect you from a storm (natural or spiritual)? We’d love to hear about it and share it on the blog so that we can praise God with you.
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