Tuesday, February 19, 2008
God is SOOO Good!!!
As some of you know this past weekend I went to Minnesota with a couple of friends for a Retreat. We had an amazing time...however on the way home the roads got REALLY bad. There were patches of ice everywhere and there were literally HUNDREDS of cars in the ditches, everywhere!! We kept praying for God to keep us safe... Well, unfortunately we ended up doing FOUR 360's on the highway and ended up in the ditch ourselves. We were screaming, "JESUS!!!" And when we stopped, we were 200 feet from a bridge and 2 semi trucks!!! Another car went off the same time we did. It was so scary, but God definitely had his hand upon us! We were so thankful that my car didn't flip, we didn't run into anything, there was NO damage, and we walked out of the car without being hurt. God saved us and had his protecting hand upon us. A nice Iowan gentleman stopped to help us...he tried to help us get the car out of the ditch, but there was over a foot of snow on the ground and the car wouldn't go anywhere. About that time a Highway Patrol Officer stopped to make sure we were okay, and he too tried to help us get the car out, but there was no luck. The gentleman and the Patrol Officer took us to the next town (about 15 miles) to the nearest hotel. They had a Best Western, a Boondock Motel, and a gas station and that was it. Thank God the Best Western had a room open. The Highway Patrol had a towing band and that caused us not to be able to get the car out of the ditch...So we had to stay in the hotel for 2 days. So, all in all, God is good and we are now home. Thank You Jesus!!!! I can't wait to sleep in my own bed! lol
**This picture is of our tracks that we made when we went into the ditch. With all the chaos I forgot to get a picture of the car.