Psalms 5: 11-12  ‘But let all who take refuge in You be glad, let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love Your name may rejoice in You. For surely O Lord, You bless the righteous; You surround them with Your favor as with a shield.’

When I was in my early teens, my friends and I decided to go sled riding. At night. On ice. Being city kids, we didn’t have too many options as to where to go sled riding.  So we made do with what we had that evening;  a city alley that ran downhill. It was lined with a mixture of packed down snow and ice and almost at the end of the alley, a clear patch of concrete that we steered into to stop us from going out onto the street.

Perfect plan right? It worked for awhile and we were having a GREAT time.  Away we went. We’d stop when we hit the concrete. Except for that one last time.  Something went wrong. I was the third passenger the sled, the other two kids in the front. Not being able to see clearly what was ahead, all I know is the two kids in front bailed out. I was still on the sled as it ran into the street and stopped. Directly into the path of an oncoming car. I remember the headlights and I won’t go into the rest except to say that I came out of it with no broken bones.  I did however, sport some rather interesting tires marks until they faded away.  But the real truth is I should have died. I didn’t even have one broken bone.

How many times in our lives have we or someone we know had a close call? And what about the times we’re not even aware of?  How about the “prompting” we sometimes get before we leave to go somewhere, decide to take another route and find out later  that the route we normally took had a five car pile up?

I’m sure God will show us someday when we’re all in heaven just how many times He saved us from disaster. The plans of the Devil never really succeed. Even if the worst happened, we’d be safe in Jesus wonderful presence. And evil will come to naught.

Have a great day!


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