On the evening of October 28, 1991 I was driving home from an FBLA meeting at our sponsor, Mr Bowen's, home. It was about 8:00 at night and we had the first big snow of the year. Although I had driven on snow a few times, it was always with my parents and this was the first time by myself.
As I came across the damn at Lake Forrest, I started to slide. Realizing that I was sliding toward the water, I quickly steered the other way. I over corrected myself and rolled my car down the 50 ft of rocks making up the damn.
That evening, I was unable to get my seatbelt to work, later I would find out that this was the Divine Hand of God on my life. When the car rolled, I was tossed to the back of the International Scout I was driving. I landed with my head less than a foot away from a heavy metal tool box of my Dad's. The next morning we would discover that the steering wheel was through the roof of the scout.
There is a lot about that night that I don't remember but I do remember this. As the car was rolling, I thought to myself "I am going to face the Lord tonight and He will not be pleased with how I am living my life."
You see, I knew I was going to Heaven, I knew that Christ was in my heart but I knew that HE was not Lord of my life. I had been living life for myself and I knew that I would not hear "Well done my good and faithful servant."
When the car stopped rolling I was able to crawl out a window and walk to my sponsors house. I don't remember that walk, or how I made it up the damn - I DO know that I walked away with a few scrapes and some sore muscles from an accident that should have seriously injured me if not take my life.
It was that night at home that I realized God had ultimate control of my life and I would live for Him and let HIM alone be Lord of my life.
So most times on Oct. 28 I thank the Lord but ALWAYS when it snows on October 28 I am reminded that the Lord protected me and saved my life (literally) for the purpose of serving Him and so I am thankful and praise Him!
Oct 28, 2009
Thank you Lord for the reminder that my life is in your hand. Thank you for the reminder that I can choose to serve you or not. Today I dedicate all I am and all I do to You alone!