Sunday, March 8, 2015

A Song of Praise





O praise to my Guardian!
for God has rescued me.
Life spun out of control,
but He heard my frightened plea.

O praise to my Guardian!
for I know He is with me.
He holds frail life in hand --
O praise to none but Thee!



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I should have a song of praise everyday, for God has given me breath!  But today is extra special to me.

Why?
Because yesterday I experienced my first-ever car accident. 

 
But fear ye not, for my sake!  I walked away unscathed, praise God.  He was with me all the way.  :]

I was on my way to work, driving on the interstate and nearly two miles from the destined exit, when I realized with dread that my little Nissan Xterra was jiggling more than usual.  Then suddenly, I heard a pop, and I lost control, swerving right-left-right and finally skidding a full 360 before slamming into the guard rail on the left-hand side, facing NORTH in a SOUTH-bound lane.  If that rail hadn't existed, I know I would have been tumbling into the trees.  (I'm still seeing just how much God has blessed me.  Doesn't it feel good to be loved?) :]

Shocked and shaken, I grabbed my phone and called home, reaching my sister Julia.  I relayed what had happened, probably causing momentary panic to my family, before assuring them I was fine.  They hopped in the big Dragon (our Ford van) and headed my way.  I then called 911 and explained my situation, then sat in the back of my car to wait while cars sped by way too close for comfort.  But I wasn't going anywhere--didn't know what else to do but stay put.  A man must have seen what had happened, for he stopped to check if I was alright, bless 'im.  I gave him a thumbs up and he left after seeing me punching in the emergency numbers. 

At long last, a state trooper arrived and moved my vehicle safely to the right shoulder and out of the line of traffic just as the rest of my family pulled up behind.  We then limped slowly to the Cleveland exit, where my brother changed the tire and paperwork was sorted out.  My mother and sisters took me to LifeWay and I finished the day at work, coming in only about an hour late.  :]  (If I hadn't gone in to work, I would have most likely bawled all the day long.  And I admit, I was pretty shaky.)

Anyway, I am so thankful for the prayers and concerns of my friends, family, and co-workers.  But even more grateful to my Lord for his protection.  Truly, I am very well, not even the least bit sore!  

And that's my tale of adventure for the YEAR.  Haha! Well, at least that kind of adventure.  I'd rather not repeat it. . . Ever.  

Maybe Gandalf will stop by next time adventure calls.

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I do hope you had a great week!  Ready to begin another?

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5 comments:

Nightingale said...

Oh, my dear Sari. <3 <3 <3 I'm so glad to hear that you are (physically at least) unscathed. Wish I could wrap you up in a big ol' hug, my friend!!

God IS so good to us and takes loving care of His children.

I've never been through an accident as a driver but have experienced it as a passenger and secondhand through both of my sisters having accidents, so I can very much imagine how scary that must have been. You poor thing, my heart crinkles up for you thinking of it! But again, I am so glad that you had your family to come and help you and that you weren't injured! What blessings!

I love you, girl, and it brings such joy and encouragement to MY heart seeing you praise the Lord through all of life's adventures, invited or otherwise. ;p Praying for you, as always, and I know the Lord holds in His hand. I will be praying for you in particular as you get back on the road! Virtual hug, dearie! <3

Christine Smith said...

Oh my goodness gracious, Sarah. O_O Praise God you are all right!!! I can't even imagine the scare that must have given you. I just...wow. So terrifying! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, Lord, for keeping our sweet Sarah safe!

If there's one thing I've learned about God through the past few years, it's that He allows us to go through hardship, but He always sees us through it.

My goodness, I'm so glad you're okay. *many, many hugs* <333

I'd definitely prefer Gandalf over that kind of adventure. XD

Morgan said...

Oh, gosh Sarah! How horrible that must have been for you! I'm soo glad your okay!!! God is so good, right? I don't know if I would have went into work!!! Your a trooper! Thank God that you are all right!! Love you sweet girl!!


-Morgan

Eliza Noel said...

Praise God that you are okay! I love the plot twist quote ;)

Sarah Elizabeth said...

Nightingale: Aww, dear lady. Thank you! I'll take your virtual hugs anyday. Oh wow. I can't imagine any of my siblings in an accident! We've been so very blessed not to have experienced anything other than maybe a bumper hit (and that was ages ago). Thank you for your prayers! Lord knows I use them. :] I love you too, Risa-dear!! <3 <3 <3

Christine: #^-^# Thank you, girlie! And AMEN to that. God will NEVER leave us to face this life alone. It's such a comfort to know that. :] Thanks for the hugs! I luvs mah hugs. And mah peoples (you're one of 'em! of course). Yes! All for one of Gandalf's adventures! xD

Morgan: Thank you, dearie! Yes, God is so good. *blushes* Yeah...I didn't really want to go on in for my shift, but I knew I would only be sulky and shaky the rest of the day if I didn't do SOMETHING. :] I love you, too!! <3 <3 <3

Eliza Noel: Thank you, m'dear! Haha, I do too. And it just seemed to fit this situation. ;D