Last Saturday, I was helping out at a friends wedding...which mean's, staying after the wedding to clean up. My dad sent me a text about 9:30 p.m. telling my brother and I to leave now because the weather was getting bad. It was pretty slick on the roads where we lived.
So, my younger brother, Ethan, said that he'd drive us home. I'm so glad he did!!! The roads were fine, until we got to Castle Rock... they were so slick that the traffic was completely stopped! (sadly to say, I'm not exaggerating) So, Ethan and I contemplated on whether we should get off of the freeway and use the side roads or to just be patient. The traffic wasn't moving, so we went ahead and got off the freeway. We hit a red light, but once it turned green...we tried to go, but all our big Suburban would do was slide. Some weird person behind us, saw that we were sliding, but kept coming around us like he didn't even see us. God was protecting us as the man passed us within inches of hitting us. Finally after we got out of the slippery part of the off ramp, we took the side roads, trying NOT to stop. So, instead of a 7 minute drive from the off ramp to our house, it was a 25 minute drive. However...I was so thankful that my brother was driving and not me!
I couldn't help but thanking God before going to bed that night! God was holding us from sliding down the hill! To think what would have happened if our suburban kept on rolling. Yikes! It made me realize that God protects us in just the little ways.
I started thinking about the Bible, and how God protected many people! To name a few...
God protected Moses when he was placed among the reeds by the river bank. (Exodus 2)
God protected Noah and his family when the flood happened. (Genesis 6)
God protected Mordecai from Haman in the book of Esther.
These are just a few of the hundreds of people that God protected. It made me realize that God is always looking out for us, whether we realize it or not. Sometimes we don't realize even the little things that he protects us from. So, thank you God for protecting me!