Make no mistake…God watches over you even when He’s the farthest thing from
your mind. I was backing in my driveway recently, moving toward the street. I stopped and looked both ways, then backed all
the way out. And that’s when I saw a small motorcycle had passed behind me an instant earlier. He had missed possible
death in that instant, and will never know how close he came to eternity.
I would have lived the rest of my life with his death haunting me. Because I brake, even for squirrels, knowing that they
usually decide in the last instant, to run in front of my car. But my eyes must have been looking for a vehicle, but didn’t
see the small cycle that can be blocked from your vision behind a rear-view mirror at times.
talked to you at other times about how God is aware of every step we take, and I’ve reminded you (and I’m preaching
to the choir again) I’ve reminded you and me, how a change in our plan for the day, even for a minute or so, can later
be seen as a blessing. Maybe you’ll get in the car, then remember that you’re leaving something behind that you’ll
need, and you go back inside for a minute. And later, out of the road, you come to a bad accident and realize that but for
that pause in your plans, it could have been you in that wreck.
bad things do happen, even to the best of Christians. We can be careful to a fault, but get n the way of another driver who’s
on drugs, and be in a fatal crash. But those times only remind us that the best driver can be careless for a moment with disastrous
results. And that we must be ready to meet God, wherever and whenever we are, because there are no guarantees for the best
nor the worst of us.
Since my almost run-in with the driver on his cycle, I still
thank God as I back from my driveway, that He was watching that episode and put my foot on the brake, even though the way
looked clear to me. I suggest that you say a prayer for yourself each morning, that He’ll watch over you. Meanwhile,
live for Him so that you’re ready for anything that may ruin a plan, or even a life.