I have a lot on my heart that I wish to thank You for. I am in awe that once again, You have proven your kindness to my family. I really can't begin to express my gratefulness.
While we were on the highway today, driving home from Edmonton, I almost *didn't hear* your gentle whisper to "just slow down a little". I questioned why on earth I would even think I needed to - after all the roads were great and it was still light out, AND we were only 30 minutes from home - but then surmised that there must be radar up ahead. So, actually thinking I was a *little crazy* for slowing down, I set my cruise control to 10 kms slower.
Until I came across THE ACCIDENT.
The accident that involved at least FOUR vehicles.
The accident that had a police car AND ambulance racing toward the scene FROM the opposite direction - the direction of home.
An accident that there is more than a good chance our family could have been involved in if I did not slow down *just a little*, because of Your nudge.
I can't quite describe the feeling that I had when I came upon it, but then, You know my heart anyway, Lord.
I know, Jesus, there are many times that You take care of us that we don't even know about. For all of those times, I truly thank You.
There are other times, Jesus, when You let us know in little ways that Your hand is on our lives. That everything that happens is entirely in Your plan. That You protect us. You have shown me that today. You showed me that while on vacation in all of our travels. You particularly showed me that during the "sneaker wave incident" involving my daughter.
So, for all the times You have protected us, Lord, I give you praise. I pray, Lord, for the people involved in the accident, for which I have not heard anything about yet.
And I pray that I NEVER forget to be thankful.