Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter weekend

What glorious weather we have been enjoying.  It seems fitting that the weekend we are celebrating the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior should be unusually beautiful.  I have been reflecting on the many blessings God has allowed our family…too numerous to ever list.  I would just like to share a couple of the ways that the Lord has protected our family in the last couple of weeks.

First, our oldest son Steven lives in Houston, TX.  He rarely does much city driving but drives the expressways.  We all know that you need to drive quite fast to keep up on these highways.  A couple of weeks ago, Steven drove out to Humble for an oil change at my brother’s garage.  Steven mentioned that he had been hearing a funny noise in the front of his van.  After taking the wheels off, the mechanic discovered that his wheel bearing for the front left wheel was completely gone.  At any time, that wheel could have flown right off and considering the high rate of speed that he travels,  he would have undoubtedly flipped his van.  The likelihood that  he would have been seriously injured or killed is great.  Unfortunately, considering the number of people driving these highways, Steven wouldn’t have been the only person hurt or killed.  God was certainly protected Steven and we are so grateful.

Amazingly, our youngest daughter, Rachel just had a similar experience.  Rachel went to Canada for a week to visit our oldest daughter and son-in-law, which meant she had to drive the same type of fast moving highways.  Rachel went to Hamilton, Ontario and back, but kept hearing a grating sound when she turned her wheel.  She was home a couple days when the sound got worse.  My husband was following her to the garage to have it checked.  As they sat at a major intersection in Yorkshire, there was a really loud “BOOM”.  Rachel’s tire had exploded.  The problem was a wheel bearing also.  I don’t understand all the ins and outs of the problem, but I know that once again God had miraculously protected one of our children from serious injury or death.  To say we are grateful is an understatement.  :o)

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