Isaiah 40:31–But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint (KJV).
The doctors said that if I‘d been a smoker or a drinker, my blood wouldn’t have clotted. I‘d have died on the way to the hospital. The chain hit my jaw and not my throat so I didn’t suffocate. My neck didn’t break because my head was thrown against a truck. (The lump from that blow was a small price to pay.) My upper denture (thirty-six years old and obviously made by a master craftsman, didn’t break and the surgeon molded my broken bones around it. My only scar is the small incision necessary for that screw placement.
While the Lord held my hand, our church came alongside. My friend, Ray, refused to get ’wimpy flowers’for Ron. He got a John Deere model tractor and wagon and had a flower arrangement placed in it. I worked for John Deere for 20 years, and I still get teased about having green blood.
People did chores and delivered meals. When I was well enough, they kept me company when Brenda was at work. Less than a month later, I was back at work, jaw still wired, drinking liquid everything. Brenda even figured out how to puree pizza! I thank God for saving my life during that traumatic time. Today, I am exactly where God wants me to be because He still holds my hand.
Have we taken time to recognize God’s hand in our lives?
Prayer: God, we are grateful for your mercies. Our very breath today is a miracle. Thank you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.