Friday, April 9, 2010

Coincidence or Miracle?

{Photo courtesy of www.thesun.co.uk}


This morning my daughter Tasha and I left to go to Costco. While she was backing out of the driveway I noticed my neighbor across the street had left just ahead of us. Not too far from my home is the freeway we were going to take. As we started down the entrance to the freeway there were signs indicating that the right lane ahead was closed due to construction. Shortly after entering the freeway we needed to merge to the center lane, the traffic was somewhat heavy with cars and three semi-trucks trying to fit in. Suddenly brake lights began to come on as trucks were changing lanes rather quickly. My daughter noticed a car careening through the traffic, across all three lanes of traffic and landed on the left hand shoulder facing sideways. My neighbor, who had left just shortly before us was the one in the car on the shoulder. Now things happen quite fast when traffic is going 70+ miles an hour. How she managed to avoid three semi-trucks and numerous cars going that fast without rolling her car was nothing short of a miracle to me.
We immediatly pulled off onto the opposite shoulder to make sure she was OK. She waved to us that all was well and when there was a break in the traffic she got right back on the road. If that had been me I would have had to go back home, change my pants, and have a total breakdown.

How many times do we witness miracles in our lives and just pass them off as luck or coincidence or even skill? There had to be divine intervention in this instance, no doubt about it.

6 comments:

Rainy Day Farm said...

Yikes! I am glad that she is ok!

Amy said...

I don't consider it luck. I consider it divine intervention. Thank goodness no one was hurt.

Patty said...

Oh wow that's scary! Glad everyone is alright.

tammy said...

I had a similar incidence, actually two, both where I know the only way we survived was because of Heavenly Father's hand.

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

Aren't most coincidences just miracles in disguise?

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Today on my blog I talked about God's perfect timing.

I am peeking out of my turtle shell to say thank you for your kindness and support.