Accidentally Avoiding Accidents

by | Sep 6, 2013 | Devotional | 4 comments

Businessman Stepping on Banana PeelBy Sister Stefanie

Have you ever been delayed leaving your house for some reason? Maybe you couldn’t find your keys, the dog escaped, you forgot your lunch, etc. You’re delayed for whatever reason, and then you find out that you missed a car accident along your route. I’ve experienced that a few times in my life, and I’m so grateful that God protected me from something that might’ve been terrible.

The other morning, I woke up earlier than normal to head into work. My dog had been trying to get into my freshly baked zucchini bread, so, before heading out, I stuck the container in the microwave so he wouldn’t destroy it and eat the bread (like he did a couple weeks ago). There was a random plastic lid in the microwave at the time, and I took it out and set it on the stove, and put the zucchini bread safely in the microwave.

A couple hours later, my husband, Chris, called me asking if I was trying to kill him. He said he woke up to the smell of burning plastic. When he went into the kitchen, he found two of the stove burners on high, burning the plastic lid I’d placed there. A third of the lid had melted onto the stove by the time Chris woke up and went downstairs. Thank God Chris was still home. I can’t even imagine what would’ve happened had we both been gone.

Me waking up a little earlier wasn’t just a coincidence that day.

God is so good. We can never adequately thank Him for His goodness and mercy. Do you have a similar story? Share it by posting a comment below!

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  1. Denise DiFalco

    Sister Stephanie: you are not alone and I know that the Lord watches over and protects us. Just this week, in the middle of the night I started dinner in the crock pot as I always do because everyone in our house gets off of work at different times. I noticed the crock pot was not plugged in so I did that or so I thought I did. Instead I had plugged in our George Foreman Family Grill which had a box of Lipton Tea wrapped in plastic on top of it. I went back to bed and was awakened by my husband, Brother Harold Dickson who went in kitchen for some water and seen smoke coming from that corner of the kitchen. Thank God, he was up and caught it in the nick of time. There’s no doubt in my mind that God had intervened on our behalf and I can’t thank him enough for how he protects us all the time.

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  2. Denise DiFalco

    Sister Stephanie: you are not alone and I know that the Lord watches over and protects us. Just this week, in the middle of the night I started dinner in the crock pot as I always do because everyone in our house gets off of work at different times. I noticed the crock pot was not plugged in so I did that or so I thought I did. Instead I had plugged in our George Foreman Family Grill which had a box of Lipton Tea wrapped in plastic on top of it. I went back to bed and was awakened by my husband, Brother Harold Dickson who went in kitchen for some water and seen smoke coming from that corner of the kitchen. Thank God, he was up and caught it in the nick of time. There’s no doubt in my mind that God had intervened on our behalf and I can’t thank him enough for how he protects us all the time.

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    Denise DiFalco commented on GospelBlog:

    Sister Stephanie: you are not alone and I know that the Lord watches over and protects us. Just this week, in the middle of the night I started dinner in the crock pot as I always do because everyone in our house gets off of work at different times. I noticed the crock pot was not plugged in so I did that or so I thought I did. Instead I had plugged in our George Foreman Family Grill which had a box of Lipton Tea wrapped in plastic on top of it. I went back to bed and was awakened by my husband, Brother Harold Dickson who went in kitchen for some water and seen smoke coming from that corner of the kitchen. Thank God, he was up and caught it in the nick of time. There’s no doubt in my mind that God had intervened on our behalf and I can’t thank him enough for how he protects us all the time.

    Reply
  4. The Church of Jesus Christ on Facebook

    Denise DiFalco commented on GospelBlog:

    Sister Stephanie: you are not alone and I know that the Lord watches over and protects us. Just this week, in the middle of the night I started dinner in the crock pot as I always do because everyone in our house gets off of work at different times. I noticed the crock pot was not plugged in so I did that or so I thought I did. Instead I had plugged in our George Foreman Family Grill which had a box of Lipton Tea wrapped in plastic on top of it. I went back to bed and was awakened by my husband, Brother Harold Dickson who went in kitchen for some water and seen smoke coming from that corner of the kitchen. Thank God, he was up and caught it in the nick of time. There’s no doubt in my mind that God had intervened on our behalf and I can’t thank him enough for how he protects us all the time.

    Reply

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