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In God’s Protection!

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Yesterday was like any other day, really. I picked up my friend and we were going to work at our church. I’m the secretary and she volunteers. The only difference about today was the awesome Word of God spoken and prayed over us the night before and the soft, dry and swirling snow.  I posted her recollections, her testamony e-mail here.

This is mine:

I picked up PO and actually we were pretty quiet this morning. Quite unlike us, except for of late. God has been working actively in both our lives and we have periods of quiet in each other’s company which is quiet peaceful and comfortable. This was one of those times, as I recall it, PO remembers us discussing and laughing about something ~ I distinctly remember thinking about how quiet we were this morning as I turned onto Beach Blvd. ~ whatever?

I drove as usual toward route 9, probably doing about 40 mph. I probably should have been driving slower but the roads were not bad and the snow was drifting over the road lightly in the wind, not sticking. My car has ABS as well and I am a seasoned winter driver, I was secure in all of this.

As I came around the familiar blind bend the backend fishtailed, at first it felt managable and I remember myself says [maybe I thought] ooohhh!  And then the car was all over the road! Having driven for years in horrendous weather I managed to do everything wrong this day! OF COURSE!

I tried to break ~ duh~ and I did not pump the breaks either! So the car began to spin, as that is what would happen.

Now this is where PO’s and my recollections agree:

Everything went into slow motion. I remember thinking “My God ! we are spinning!”, but not feeling fear or panic. Like normal people would. I had the sensation of spinning in a bubble {I call this God’s bubble, I’ve experienced this before!} of calm. I just remember feeling a bit disoriented until I realized we were spinning and then I focused. I saw fences and mailboxes close by as I spun what I believe was the 3rd circle ~ then suddenly I was gliding backward in a straight line, on an angle. This is when I realized I was landing the car in the yard of that last mailbox and it’s house! The properties on Beach Blvd. are all close knit little bungalows, beach houses from the 30’s through the ’50’s and the frontages of these properties was very small!

I said out loud “Thank you Jesus!” , just as PO said “Okay God you got this!”. I then hit the edge of the properties lawn covered in leaves dusted with snow. I put the break to the floor and thought ” God stop this car!”, I thought I had said this out loud, but I don’t think so. You’d have to ask PO. Anyway, God did what I asked and the car came to a rest with PO and I looking down the road, east again.

PO had me pull up a bit so she could check for damage. Nothing but leaves on the bumper. I knew I had not hit anything. I also knew that God had secured that not me!


Just tire tracks in the leaves and snow. Thank God for fallen leaves, I may never allow my yard to be raked again! LOL!  Those leaves saved PO and I and someone’s home! Not to mention the 3′ stump that God parked my car against, like the softest kiss you’ve ever experienced. Just the sensation of a touch, nothing more!

Aside from the roller coaster sensation PO and I felt nothing negative. We were strangely calm and at peace. We both know this sensation, as well, it is the Peace of God beyond your understanding! PO prayed over the car as we pulled out ~ I prayed quietly, in agreement, I think she prayed Psalm 91:11, you can check her version that I posted ~ after the now present traffic (4 cars east and 2 west) going east to turn around and head back. Stopping only for the appropriate road signs and traffic lights. Oh and WAWA, PO wanted a coffee, where we ran into Bill and Scott. While leaving we prayed ~ the same way~ God’s protection over all of our friends and families.

The most amazing thing, aside from watching God’s hand move in my defense??? Would be no traffic on Beach Blvd. at 9:15 AM !! That is unheard of ~ really! ask anyone! No traffic on Beach Blvd. could trigger the second coming!

I know that I am blessed! I know that I am safe from all harm!

Part of the Word spoken over my husband and I the night before rings in my spirit…

” You have already experienced the Hand of God in your lives, you have experienced how He works in your life…there is so MUCH MORE! It is time to step out and do the things you have thought impossible, undoable in your lives ~ DARE, God says DARE TO…”

So I am more excited to … step out into the Irresistible Future with Him.” ~ Oswald Chambers


Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

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