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A short article written as a young believer in about 1980.

It was a fine Spring afternoon, many years ago, when my husband and I were travelling home towing our small caravan behind. We had been away for a few days in the country and as it was a Bank Holiday, the traffic was very heavy. We had remarked how exceptionally heavy it was in both directions. We were in a convoy travelling at a slow speed.

Suddenly, the car in front of us braked hard, and swerved into a small clearing. There was no time for us to take avoiding action. My husband jammed on our brakes immediately and we were thrown forward. Our caravan then started to roll and snaked uncontrollably. It was a frightening sensation and one which I shall never forget. I feared for our lives. Instinctively, I cried out to the Lord to save us; and think that momentarily I must have lost consciousness, as I cannot remember what happened.

Shocked and shaken, we found ourselves in the opposite lane, where previously it had been blocked with heavy traffic. We were safe and all was well. There was not a car in sight – they had all disappeared! It was a miracle! Dazed, we slowly moved off, and pulled into a clearing down the road. How I thanked the Lord for His mercy to us, and Praised Him for His goodness, crying tears of joy and gratitude.

I had been brought to Christ a few years earlier, knowing that by His grace He had saved me, the greatest miracle of all! My husband was still an unbeliever, rigorously denying that God existed and had been persecuting me. It had not been an easy time.

I do believe that the Lord used this particular incident, amongst others, to break down my husband's rebellion, for he was quiet the rest of the journey home. I also found it an unforgettable lesson, namely to "Trust in the Lord at ALL times." (Psalm 62:8)

Memory Verse

"He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways." (Psalm 91:11)

We are all on a journey through life. If we belong to Christ, we were chosen in Him before the foundation of the world. As sinners, we are brought to repentance and faith. God knows how to humble us and bring us to Himself. We are travelling to our Heavenly Home to be with Christ; it's a very narrow way which leads to Life eternal. There are battles all the way, but God promises to keep us by His power. ( 1 Peter 1:5)

PRAYER

I thank you dear Father in the name of Jesus Christ, for your mercies towards us. Forgive us when we doubt and fear, forgetting that you control our lives and nothing can happen which you have not ordained.

We repent of the times we have failed you and desire to do better. Teach us to trust you in every situation. Thank you for your love and grace. In Jesus' Name. Amen.