Tuesday, December 27, 2011
2 Corinthians 4;17 ''For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.''
2 Corinthians 4;8 ''We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.''
Do you know that God is always looking out for you? He always has his eye on you and the protection that goes with it.
One morning, while living in the duplex in Springfield, I took my dog out to let her go to the bathroom. I was on my scooter in my nightgown with no shoes or braces. I just took Brandi across the street, not too far since I was half dressed. This was supposed to be quick. yea right? I took Brandi for walks every afternoon after work down this street. So when I turned the handlebar of the scooter back towards the duplex, she unexpectantly snapped the handlebar with her leash back the other direction to go for a walk. The weight of my body was on my arms and the force threw me off the scooter into the middle of the street. I landed face first right into the asphalt. Thankfully, the leash stayed on the scooter so Brandi was safe from running off. I, on the other hand, was stuck in the street with blood pouring out my nose and mouth. I saw a truck coming down the street. My first thought was 'I hope he sees me and doesn't run over me.' As the truck went around me and was passing me, I was stunned. 'Are you kidding me??' He did stop after he got around me. He got out and said 'you stay right there, I'll be right back.' Umm, ok..lol..if I could get up I wouldn't be in the street?! An ambulance finally came after circling the block for ten minutes trying to find my street. My neighbor put Brandi and my scooter in the duplex for me. I was taken to the ER to be patched up. You would think I was safe now but not so. They left me in a room alone with blood still draining down my throat. I felt like I was choking and drowning in my own blood. There was no nurse button and I couldn't yell for help. I was able to wave down somebody and that suction device didn't leave my hand from then on. My good friend, Georgia, came and took me and my broken nose home.
I tell you this story to show you how alone I was and without my own devices to help myself and yet God provided for and protected me in each frightening moment. You are never alone. His very name, Emmanuel, means 'God with us.'