Can’t You See Why I’m Happy

If you read this website then you are constantly reminded that God watches over His children. Each one of us can point to at least one, if not hundreds of times, we can see Father’s hand sheltering us from harm’s way.

Driving is a danger that faces most of us. Estimates indicate that 38,300 people were killed on U.S. roads in 2015, and roughly 4.4 million sustained injuries that resulted in medical consultations. In the US alone, almost 100 people are killed on the roads every single day of the year. Every time we leave our houses, we should ask the Lord for His protection.

We received this testimony from a sister in Canada who is testifying of how the Lord protected her and her 11-month-old son from a serious injury.

God is so mindful. It was a Friday morning in Edmonton, and we are experiencing a pretty heavy snowfall. The roads aren't icy, but the slush is making it so everyone is a little more careful of how they drive.

I packed up my 11-month-old son, and we headed out to spend the day at a friend's house. I've never been too nervous about winter driving, so I was in pretty good spirits about the drive there. As usual, though, I said a little prayer before I left my house; just for protection on the roads. I was about 3/4 of the way to my destination, my son was asleep, and I was listening to the news. I got a feeling that I needed to turn the radio off, so I did, and I started singing some hymns. I normally never sing while I'm driving by myself, so I wasn't sure why I got the feeling to do it this time.

About three minutes later, I went to change lanes so I could take my exit. When I did, my vehicle lost traction on the slush, and I was suddenly spinning in circles in the middle of the highway during busy morning traffic. I did three full circles, and then my car just started sliding sideways across two lanes. I just gripped the steering wheel and prayed for God to help my baby. I looked to my left, and there were two trucks and a semi headed straight for my vehicle, myself and my baby were on the side of impact. By the Grace of God, my car hit a patch of snow in the one lane, and it spun my car around, and I headed into the ditch just before the vehicles reached me.

I got out of my car, fell to my knees in the snow and thanked the Lord. My son, my vehicle, and myself were all perfectly fine. A kind man stopped and helped me get my car back on the highway. I have never been so scared in my life. But more than that, when I turned and saw the vehicles headed for me, I just remembered the song I had been singing just minutes before, "Can't you see why I'm happy, I've accepted the Word of the Lord." In the midst of my terror, I felt peace. He was so near to me. I am so thankful for his watchful eye that protected my little one and me.

Sister Joella



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