Haven`t been here for a while but enjoyed "catching up" on the posts for the last few weeks. 3 weeks ago while driving home from a meeting, my wife and I had a head on MVA that happened when a lady who was texting swerved into our lane. We were doing about 50mph and she was doing about 70 mph. Things like that happen so quickly that there is not even time to pray, speak, or even dodge! Judy has 2 broken wrists, a broken knee, and 3 broken ribs while I had only 2 black eyes, shoulder tendon rupture and bruises. Unfortunately the driver of the other vehicle was killed. Benn a rough few weeks.
I mention the accident, not to be too detailed, but to say that things happen that we don`t understand, but our trust in the Lord has to remain firm. If He had not been in that truck cab with us I believe we would both be dead. Through all the trauma surgery and shock, the Lord has held the two of us in his hand and we have leaned on Him every day. Blessed be the name of the Lord. He is worthy to be praised.
As we go through these weeks of casts, surgery, pain, and health concerns, our church has been there for us. One of the officers at the accident is in our church, as was of the EMTs, the ER physician, and the orthopedic surgeon. A loving Church is so much of a blessing and we often take it for granted, but a group of Christians that love one another is a powerful, powerful source of comfort.
Someone asked if I prayed before the car hit us. Well there was no time right then. But it made me think a bit about how ready we are to meet the Lord at any given instant. That relationship needs to be secure, settled, and without any doubt every instant of every day. Any breach in our relationship with Him needs to be repaired now. There may not be a chance later. That person you do not love as you should, any hate at all in your heart, the little lady you have been meaning to go by and check on because she is alone, and all those things we all plan to deal with later, need to be dealt with.
Sorry for the long post. I`m just glad to be alive with my sweet wife at my side, even though we are separated by some plaster casts at the moment. We are blessed.