by Sandy Kirby Quandt
After Hurricane Irma passed over the hotel where Sissy and Chief evacuated, they found God to be their ever-present help in times of trouble. Again. For you see, when they found Sissy’s car, they discovered a huge oak tree sitting on top of it.
BUT GOD …
While they stood there trying to figure out who to call to get the tree off the car, a National Guard Humvee pulled up to the hotel. Coincidence? Hardly.
Sissy, Chief, and the Guardsmen had a conversation, and then Sissy headed back to the hotel.
When I spoke with her on the phone as she stood outside the hotel she said, “Here comes my car!” It wasn’t being towed. Chief was driving Sissy’s dent-free, barely-scratched car toward her.
Amazingly, the three Guardsmen lifted the tree off the car while Chief slid in from the passenger side, over the console, and into the driver’s seat where he proceeded to drive the car out from under the tree.
Seems when the hurricane uprooted the tree, it landed over the car, but not directly on the car.
Apparently, a branch large enough to support the tree hit the parking lot and kept the tree from crashing down on the car and crushing it. And that, my friends, is a major yay, God. Is it not?
God is our hope. An ever-present help in times of trouble. It doesn’t matter what our trouble is, God is able to do exceedingly more than we could ever dream, hope, or imagine.
He is our Jehovah-nissi who covers us in the shelter of his hands and fights our battles for us. Now. And forever.
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God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1 (NIV)
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