Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Ryan put the prayer book by the bed last night. If you read my last blog, you might well imagine that I was hardly in the mood for prayer. But I opened the book anyways and starting reading aloud.

"Because you have made the Lord your refuge, and the Most High your habitation, there shall no evil happen to you, neither shall any plague come near your dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. They shall bear you in their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone."

The "retiring prayers," as they're called, are the same for the month. Monday's prayer is read every Monday in July, etc. So as I read last night (Monday), I was remembering having read the same words last Monday. . .the day of Ryan's car accident.

He was on 294, traveling 60+ miles/hour in morning traffic, and a car started fishtailing and swerved right in front of him, clipping his left front tire and sending him careening into the next two lanes. Miraculously, those lanes were empty. Providentially, his car did not slam into a concrete barricade (which extends through most of this construction zone) but in a grassy ditch.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, I prayed when I hung up the phone with him early last Monday morning. I know we're not always spared tragedy in this life, but I'm grateful for this rescue.

"For he will give his angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways."

1 comment:

Carolyn said...

Wow, reading your last two blogs has swung me to two different emotional extremes! I was laughing hysterically thinking about the car trip home (to think I ever thought a road trip with 2 was hard!), but then suddenly silent as I read about Ryan's accident. I'm so thankful he is ok!! Praise the Lord for His protection and care.