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Last week we learned from our experience that God showed me not only is He concerned about His children but He watches over us. He is with us every step of the way. He keeps His promises. (Matthew 28:19-20 NKJV) There are times in our lives when we may not feel God’s presence but He has a way of sprinkling little trinkets of love and grace throughout our situations when we really need them. Just as a gentle reminder—He is always there…
The very next day was June 16th. I’d just left the hospital from checking on Bobbie when the car just stopped right by a Marathon gas station. I was barely able to get it started but was able to pull it up by the gas pumps. As I was trying to crank the car, a gentleman in a truck, in passing traffic, said the car needed oil because it was making this clanking sound. Just as I was about to go into the store was almost run over by a gentleman driving a Jeep and when he parked I asked him if he could help me because a man told me the car needed oil, but I wasn’t sure what it needed. I told him the oil light hadn’t come on. He said, “let me take a look at it, I don’t know too much about cars, just a little something.” I was hoping and praying the engine wasn’t blown. He measured the oil and said he couldn’t tell but it looked like it had a little oil in it. So he told me, “just to be safe maybe you should get a quart”—we went into the store he got what the label on the oil cap said and put half a quart in the car.
We shook hands and he kept on working.
When I cranked the ignition the car started but still made a bit of a clank. He looked in at the dashboard and saw the engine was running extremely hot. So he checked the coolant reservoir and it was bone dry. Then again we went into the store and I bought the coolant. I said, “You’ve been working on my car all of this time and I don’t even know your name.” He said, “My name is Danny and I’m from New Jersey.” I introduced myself—We shook hands and he kept on working. He told me that he and his wife had recently moved here and were fortunate enough to buy a home when the market was good. He told me he loved the weather here and didn’t miss those cold winters in Jersey or the high cost of living.
…he said, “Just don’t get loud with it—Just don’t get loud with it.”
I apologized for taking up his time and offered to pay him, but he said he enjoyed doing that type of thing and refused my money. He’d left work feeling bad but was starting to feel much better. When he put the coolant in you could actually hear the engine make this funny sound and he said that was the engine cooling down. He asked me how far I had to do and I told him we lived about five minutes away. He said, “you should make it okay, but the first chance you get have someone check that oil and you might have a small leak in your radiator—but that’s a simple fix.” I told him I would and “thank you.” Then asked if I could pray for him and he said “Just don’t get loud with it—Just don’t get loud with it.” I assured him that I wouldn’t and said a short prayer to bless him and his family. Got in my car and drove off.
Thanks be to God I made it home safe and sound. Two days in a roll God’s grace and mercy shined on us—the undercarriage of the car got fixed and now when it looked like I’d be stranded by a car that stopped—someone was right there to fix the problem.
We have those times in our lives where it looks like Murphy’s Law is in full effect or times when the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back feels more like a two-by-four on our shoulders. But Murphy’s Law or not. Two-by-four or not…Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:37-39 NKJV) That’s why He’s always there! Whatever you do please hold on to your faith and never stop trusting in God!
May the Blessings of the LORD be with you today and always. Thank you for your continued readership and support.….Blessings and Peace!
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