Monday, March 24, 2008

MIRACLE MONDAY

When you ask God for something, He really gives you more then something. In 1996 I was driving home from my parents house in NJ to where we were stationed Ft. Sill, OK. I usually drive straight through. Somewhere in Virginia right on the interstate I got a flat tire. Luckily there was a shoulder and grass to pull over on. It was about 9 o'clock at night. With me and 4 kids in the car this was not the situation I wanted to be in. It just so happened that we were hooked on the Alabama song "Angels Among Us" at the time and the kids and I had been playing and singing this song for about an hour by then and when my kids asked me "what should we do?" I said "pray to God to send us some angels." And he did, in about 2 minutes. 2 strangers pulled over, a couple in their 50's probably. They were so nice, the lady told us to come on in her truck while her husband changed the tire. She gave us a snack of cookies and juice and we sat in a heated truck for about 20 minutes. When her husband was done he told us where a Walmart was. Just up the road to the next exit and go left. We thanked the angels God had sent to help us and proceeded to go to the Walmart. Well the Walmart was closed, this was when they used to actually close stores before 10 at night. We then went back down the road for about 1 mile and pulled into a hotel. I told the kids we would go to Walmart in the morning. They gave us a room on the end. When we got our suitcase in I went to close the curtains and right in front of my face was a Kelly Tire store. Ok "thanks again God." I then said to my son "go over there and see what time it opens." Probably around 9 am. I really wanted to get on the road early, but didn't think that would be possible. My son returned to tell me that the tire place opens at 6 am. I said "are you sure?" He was sure and sure enough the next morning It was open at 6 am. I then thought they probably don't accept American Express, in 1996 Visa and Discovery were very popular, but not so with American Express. Of course they accept American Express I found out. "Thanks again God." So I was on the road by 6:30 am once again. What can I say, when you ask God for some help, he gives you help....in abundance.

10 comments:

Denise said...

Amen, thank God for angels among us.

Beth said...

I love it when God sends us Angels!

Thanks for posting such a great story on Miracle Monday!

Angie said...

I love the many shapes and forms that angels can appear. God provides.

KEEP BELIEVING

Jenileigh said...

I love it! Thank-you for sharing your story of answered prayer!

Kelley at Aroma of Joy said...

What a great example of God's love, faithfulness and protection. It is great that your kids got to witness that as well!

Kelley

kmom3 said...

He never fails to amaze me! He truly can do all things! What a wonderful story of His provision! Thanks for sharing it!
And thanks for being such a great encourager!
Love and blessings,
Kimberly

Kim said...

What a great post. I'm SO thankful that there are angels amoung us...and that God cares about everything...even flat tires.

Kim~

elizabeth embracing life said...

How can anyone not believe with a story like this. I bet if you even tried to get a hold of this older couple there would be no name, no license, no nothing. Angels just use our technology like cars, juice and cookies, but as soon as the task is done they are gone. I love that your children could see first hand the touch of God's amazing car.

Jen said...

I got a Maytag today.....but you have more people in your home..you may consider the Front Loader...bigger. I didn't need it.
Hard wood floors....are wood is Bruce wood and they have a special cleaner for it they sell at Lowes.....just go ask someone at Lowes...but NO soap and water...it will ruin the wood....and you dont want that expense on you...trust me.
take care gal.
Jen

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