A New Truck
If the phone rings late on a Saturday evening especially if the caller turns out to be our daughter, I get suspicious and my imagination goes wild. I ask my husband if the kids told him why they are coming over in 15 minutes.
I heard the knock at the back door and a sweet “hello” greeting from the kitchen. I bumped into my son-in-law in the hall. Mark hugged me like a big bear and I asked him if they came over to tell us they’re going to have a baby. He laughed and said: “Not yet!”
Then I asked him if they got a puppy. His embrace still tight he whispered: “We just bought a truck.”
We all piled in the truck and took it for a joy ride. We made loud oos and awes from the back seat to compliment their rich interior upgrades.
We got back to our house and sat around the kitchen table talking about the day’s events when our daughter, Amy, told us an incredible story.
Amy set out that morning to keep company with a girlfriend whose husband had surgery in a hospital in a mountain city north of us. As she climbed the interstate she encountered car problems and pulled over on the side of the road. Her car died and wouldn’t start up again. About this time, she noticed a big semi creeping up the mountain. The big semi didn’t make it either and stopped right smack on the interstate itself north of Amy’s location. Amy was off to the side, but feared for the trucker as several vehicles billowed up the mountain.
Amy used the “slow down” signal with her left arm out the driver’s side window to slow the traffic behind her.
She witnessed the horror of those brisk truckers trying to break their speed so they didn’t crash into the parked semi on the interstate. She observed a miracle as the talented truck drivers swerved, avoiding an accident.
The moral of this story is twosome. For one, God answers prayer. The second point teaches the power of surrender.
Amy concludes that God used her as a bit player in saving that trucker’s life. Thankfully, she did not panic or complain for being stuck there and unable to get to her destination. She called her girlfriend who told her to stay put.
Mark rescued her easily. It didn’t take him long to get to her and get the vehicle started.
God showed up on the interstate and we see, once again, that when we call Him, He answers! Not to mention, He led them to a new truck that day too!