The goodness and mercy of the Lord reaches from everlasting to everlasting.
We are to always keep in mind that God loves us and wishes for our Joy to
be full. He promises to strengthen us when we are weak and to lift us up
when we are feeling low. Such great love is not deserved, but thankfully
still is offered to all who will receive. Rejoice and know that God is
with you and in your prayers, I encourage you to be quick to show your
thankfulness for God's provision over your life. (Psalm 103:8-17)
I hope today's message encourages you to be in constant communication with
the Lord sharing with Him all that is on your heart.
THE POWER OF A LITTLE PRAYER
It was the end of a great day! My wife and I were on our way home. It was
about midnight. We were both relaxed and enjoying the ride on a clear
autumn night. I was driving our 1999 Mazda 626 down the highway and was
preparing to exit onto a major 4 lane road.
Sarah and I frequently pray as we travel, especially at night. We were
both in a reflective mood and decided to pray about half way home. I had
already finished praying to God. Sarah was still talking to Him as we
started up the long exit ramp. She was asking Him for His protection on
all her family who were also traveling home that evening. Little did she
know we were about to become the recipients of that very protection.
We both were watching the traffic light as we got about half way up the
ramp. It was solid green. There were no vehicles in front of us so we
simply rolled into the intersection at about 30 MPH, to make the sweeping
left turn onto the other road.
As we entered the intersection we saw a flash of light to our left and
instantly heard a loud crash and felt a jarring impact. Our bodies were
thrown to the right, then whipped back immediately to an upright position.
I felt a sharp blow to my lower side and back as our car stopped dead in
the intersection. It felt like somebody had hit me full force with a
baseball bat. I just sat there, dazed and moaning. I could not believe
what had just happened.
I heard my wife asking me if I was OK. I told her my back hurt but
otherwise I seemed to be alright. I asked if she was injured, expecting
an answer involving neck pain. Praise God she was completely unhurt! I
then realized that I did not have any neck trauma either. In spite of
being violently slammed sideways we had no obvious injuries to our necks.
The paramedics checked me over in the car then helped me out the passenger
side because the drivers side was crushed shut. They checked me out in the
ambulance and said I was OK except for some possible bruised ribs where the
side impact door beam hit me in the back. I didn't even have to go to the
Our car had to be towed away, (it had almost $10,000 damage), but we
walked away! Amazingly, the 3 teenagers in the Blazer that hit us were also
completely unharmed. The speed limit was 45 MPH on that road and the
driver said she had a green light, so she would not have been slowing down
before she hit us broadside in the intersection. There is no reasonable
explanation for the lack of serious injuries for all of us, unless we
believe in miracles! We do!
There are a lot of things that don't make any sense about this whole thing.
Looking back on the accident, and observing the damage to the vehicles,
there are many things that I simply don't understand. This all should have
been much worse!
What I do know is this. Jesus saves...in more ways than one! Jesus heard
my wife's prayer for protection. He put an angel between the two vehicles
to absorb the majority of the energy that would have sent some of us to the
hospital with major injuries. His intervention saved lives that night. I
walked away from an accident that other people, at other times, never did.
Why? I can't answer that question.
I don't know the mind of God and why He chooses to save one and not another
at any given time. What I do know is that God is good all the time...and
all the time God is good! His goodness and love never changes. He allows
nothing bad to happen that is not ultimately for some good. He has a
purpose for each and every one of us, and maybe we don't always understand
it, but there is a reason for all things, good and bad, in our lives.
I don't know why He chose to spare me and my wife this time, but we are
very thankful that He did. He also extended His mercy to the 3 teens that
we didn't even know and spared them too. I don't claim to know all the
answers. All I can testify to is the fact that at the time of impact my
wife was talking to God and asking for His protection, and we all walked
away from this wreck with no serious injuries. The facts speak for
themselves! What more can I say?
Thank you Jesus!
By Tony Kessen
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Psalm 91:1-4 "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall
abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my
refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him will I trust. Surely He shall
deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou
trust: His truth shall be thy shield and buckler."
Psalm 34:4-8 "I sought the LORD, and He heard me, and delivered me from
all my fears. They looked unto Him, and were lightened: and their faces
were not ashamed. This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved
him out of all his troubles. The angel of the LORD encampeth round about
them that fear Him, and delivereth them. O taste and see that the LORD is
good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Psalm 91:14-16 "Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I
deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known My name. He
shall call upon Me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him,
and shew him My salvation."
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: MORE THAN ENOUGH
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Today's Selected Testimony: DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES?
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony30.htm
In Christ's Service,
Gods Work Ministry