Jesus took the wheel.
So this happened this morning on the highway. I could talk about the damage but I’d rather tell you about the Covering.
After barely avoiding hitting a car that was entering the far left lane from a stop, another vehicle that was trying to avoid hitting me, lost control and clipped us from the front sending us spinning. With my son screaming in terror, I heard myself repeating over and over to him, “You’re okay, you’re okay, we’ll be okay.” Instinct set in as the car continued to spiral — my focus was on calming him down & gaining control of the car. As much as I was repeating those words oddly enough – very calmly – in those moments I knew I had no guarantee as we were in grave danger of hitting a guard rail very soon if I could not gain control. Suddenly our vehicle stopped spinning. We were okay – Jesus had taken the wheel.
Multiple local officers were on the scene immediately to offer help until the Florida Highway Patrol arrived. While trying to coordinate a tow truck, insurance info & a rental car, I received a text from my good friend telling me she had passed the scene, pulled over, was just yards in front of me and was waiting to give us a ride. I had the car towed to another friend who managed a body shop and was in a rental within a matter of a few hours of what could have been a very different ending.
Jesus had us covered.
I do not take it for granted that today our lives were spared. I can only defer to God’s sovereignty and I am in curious anticipation of what part of His plan tomorrow will bring.