It was a gray winter day when my wife, and family and I decided to drive into the country to look for a Christmas tree. At that time, we had three children and the fourth on the way. We were more than an hour from home when lightning split the clouds, releasing a torrent of freezing rain.
Within minutes the two lane country road upon which we drove turned into a skating rink. With no warning our car lost traction and spun completely around three or four times before going into a ditch.
I prayed silently while trying to control the car.
God answered those prayers immediately. My wife and kids were unhurt, and I had only bruised my forearms on the steering wheel. Before the car had cooled off, a farmer pulled us out of the ditch with a chain.
The rest of the trip home was uneventful. Some would say that it just wasn’t our time… I believe God answered our prayers.
Therefore we will not fear,
Even though the earth be removed,
And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though its waters roar and be troubled,
Though the mountains shake with its swelling.
And, though the rain freeze on the road…
Fear Not, for God answers prayers.