To those of you following my 31 day Scripture Challenge, this post will explain why I was unable to post day 21!
“Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.”
Yesterday was one of those days where I stood dumbfounded by God’s mercy and protection. God is so good and so merciful. Far beyond what I can comprehend! I am not a writer but I do want to proclaim God’s goodness this early morning to any who may stumle upon my blog. So bear with me. :)
The pictures really say it all but a little background is necessary. Yesterday my parents and younger brothers & sisters, loaded up in our bus packed full of clothing, laptops, and fishing polls with our suburban in tow heading to Texas. A couple of my sisters and I stayed back and were suppose to follow in a few days after we finished some work. It wasn’t until 3pm I received a call that made my heart stop a few seconds.
Heading down I35, my family hit something on the road. A few minutes later, suspecting they had a flat tire, my Dad pulled over and jumped out to take a look while everyone else stayed inside. I am not sure if the tire was flat but I do know the underneath side of the shuttle bus was on fire! My Dad attempted to put it out but it was spreading too fast. Those inside started noticing smoke pour from under the seats and quickly filed out of the bus, leaving everything but themselves. Within 10 minutes the bus with a full tank of fuel was completely engulfed in flames. The fire could not be put out. After I my mom called letting me know what was going on, I made the 4 hour drive down to the location with my sisters. The longest 4 hour drive of my life. We were all reminded of Matthew 6:19-20 as we looked over the bus and suburban and dug through the rubble this evening.
My heart is filled with gratitude to the Lord yet gratitude doesn’t even seem a big enough word to describe it! It was by the grace of God that my dad pulled over when he did and my family made it out safely.
God is good!