Oct 10, 2006

My God is So Good!

Can I just start this by saying how good our God is? I mean He is so good, we can't comprehend. For instance, yesterday I was passing out my bunco invitations in the neighborhood when I saw hubby waving me to come home. I was in the middle of a conversation, but he was really waving like a crazy man. Nearing the driveway, I saw him talking on the phone with panic in his eyes. He gave me the phone and I could barely understand my mother-in-law. Wreck...the suburban flipped...they won't let me near... I'm so scared...It's bad...! Those are the words I could make out about hubby's dad. He was driving home from work on the loop, and a car pulled out and clipped the rear of the car. He spun several times, flipped, and landed in a ditch on the driver's side. Paramedics were trying to spray water on the car and get him out when she called. Hubby's dad had called hubby's mom right after the wreck, but she didn't know if that was just adrenaline letting him call or what. I immediately calmed her down and prayed with her. I told her we would get in the car and come right away. She was still crying and so scared. Hubby's grandfather had died in a car wreck five years ago, so it was very fresh on all our minds. Before we left, I got on the floor with my scared children, and told them "Grandpa is not alone. God is right there with him in the car. Let's pray that he will be okay. That God will protect him from any serious injuries." We prayed and then starting driving to them (it's about an hour and a half away). Hubby had called his brother to go to the scene and I called my daddy to go there too. They are both in the same city. Hubby's brother called after a few minutes and said that the officers on the scene said he was talking. We praised God! A few minutes later we heard he was moving around in the car. Praise God again. They sent Mother-in-law to the hospital to wait there. After a little while, they cut the top of the suburban off (my daddy said it looked like a can opener taking a lid off) and they got him onto a stretcher. Hubby's brother said he looked good. Praise God again. We were halfway there when mother-in-law called and said she is with him and he is fine. Yes, fine. Only small cuts and bruises. Then she said they are checking him over and doing x-rays of his shoulder. She told us don't even worry about coming because they will probably send him home shortly and he will need to rest. In other words, my adorable but very energetic children, who would be jumping all over PawPaw should maybe come this weekend to see him instead. We decided to head back and couldn't wait to share the awesome news with our friends. Later last night, mother-in-law called to say that he is sore, but everything checked out fine. They sent him home with pain meds. and some muscle relaxers. Didn't I tell you at the beginning just how good our God is?

12 comments:

Susanne said...

Praise God for HIs hand of Mercy in the situation! What a great testimony for your family!

Tiffany said...

Yes, GOD IS GOOD!!! After this weekend and now your story I can see that we have an amazing father. We are sooo blessed!

momrn2 said...

God is indeed so very, very good! Praising God for his protective hand!

Linda said...

How wonderful! Yes - He is good; all the time. I am so happy for all of you. It is such a comfort to know that the Lord is always with us protecting and keeping us from harm.

Pamela said...

Wow Susie! It's times like this that can just shake us to the core. It is so wonderful that in this instant, your hubby looked for you to be a sweet sounding calming voice for your MIL, like and angel in the distance. I also love that you reassured the kids with prayer, your faithful prayers were answered too. God is so good. :) I am so happy for all of you! :)

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to hear he is ok. God is good indeed!

Robin

Julie said...

It's a miracle, honestly. To be cut out of a car 'like a can opener' and just walk away a little bruised and sore is proof that God's angels are protecting us. I rejoice with you! Thank you, Lord!

Yes, indeed. God is SO good!

Addie said...

Praise God! I'm sure that was scary. I'm glad to hear he's alright!

Barb said...

I'm so glad he's fine but I'll bet it scared him half to death. That part will take some time to get over. I know you're looking forward to visiting them this weekend. This was just so scary to even read. Thank goodness he came out of it so well.

on the Rock said...

Wow! It's a miracle!

I've tagged you for the Five for Five meme if you'd like to try it.

Kathleen Marie said...

God is indeed so good and gracious! Angels were certainly watching over your father-in-law and everyone else around. All you can do in these situations is Praise the Lord!!! And give him a big hug when you see him :) Amen!

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