Monday, January 13, 2014

Close Call

"Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go..." Genesis 28:15a

This verse rang true for us today. After a professional day at a workshop in Hamilton and traveling to the chiropractor, I finally got home after 5...just in time for us to chow down on dinner before Ben had to leave for work. (Side note: Ava actually participated in our "group hug" tonight and hugged baby Finn:)

Before Ben left, he told me that he had been hearing some weird rattling sound in his truck. He seemed a little concerned, but not overly worried. So, we kissed goodbye and off he went. 

I went about cleaning and started washing dishes. Then I felt the need to pray for Ben, so I prayed, "Lord, please watch over Ben and keep him safe on the way to work." 

I am not exaggerating when I say that within a minute of me speaking that prayer, Ben walked back through the door. The brakes on his truck stopped working on his way to work and he had no control in stopping his truck. Thankfully, he chose to go the back way to work rather than the highway and was able to get back home safely.

This was no coincidence. I 100% believe that God was protecting Ben and brought him home to us. My God never ceases to amaze me. We now face a potentially expensive mechanic bill, but it’s nothing compared to having Ben safe and secure. It specifically reminds me of some of the lyrics to one of my favorite songs: His love is “higher than the mountains that I face, stronger than the power of the grave, constant through the trial and the change.” His love remains. Even though it will take some adjusting to going down to one car for a few days, it’s more than worth it. I’m so thankful he’s okay. God has seen us through again. His Word is true when He says that He won’t leave us and He will “keep us wherever we go.” 


  1. I call things like this in our own life......GOD moments or my Ahhaahh moments.(lightbulb!) Haha! I can't tell you the amount of times that I know without a doubt, that my God is watching out for me, my family and obviously so many others in my life. As if that wasn't a given already and we know that. I think often times we get so busy in life that we forget how weak and helpless we really are. I really believe that stuff like this happens everyday on our behalf but it's moments and situations like what you and Ben found yourselves in yesterday, that are kind like a SLAP in the face that wakes us up to realize how much He does look out for us and really, really does love us. It's scary but also VERY cool at the same time. I'm glad you all are ok and if your needing some help with your brakes, PLEASE give me a call before you go about and hire someone just yet. We maybe able to help. Let me know my friend! :)

    1. You're so right, Angela. I know God looks out for us everyday and often times we are so busy that we don't notice it. I'm prayerfully trying to slow down and really see how God is working in my life everyday. I don't want to take His blessings for granted because I'm blessed beyond belief.
      Thankfully, Ben has a fellow firefighter/friend that is going to work on the truck. I appreciate your offer. You all are such a great family. I'm so glad God brought you and your sweet family into my life:)