Wednesday, December 07, 2011

A specious place

Recently my older brother in Holland had two serious accidents in one day. First on his way to work and later on his way back home. While riding his scooter a car came from the opposite side, suddenly turned and hit him hard. He walked away from the head-on collision without a scratch, just very sore! Now, that is a miracle!

This morning I was reading Psalm 18 and I got a clear picture of God's hand... He reached down from on high and got a hold of me; He drew me out of deep waters (Psalm 18:16). My brother was not drowning in water, but he experienced a serious attack on his life and the hand of God reached down. I am so thankful He did that. And you know what, He did that because He loves my brother. Verse 19 says, He brought me out into a spacious place; He rescued me because He delighted in me.

Why do some people survive an accident like that while others don't? I don''t know. I don't even know if there is an answer that makes sense, but I do know WHEN God reaches down in this miraculous way, we can be very, very thankful.

Has He ever rescued you like this?

16 comments:

  1. I have seen God protect my family and I in wonderful ways. Psalm 91 is one of my favorite scriptures along these lines - He gives His angels charge over us to keep us in all our ways. :) So blessed to hear your brother is fine!

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  2. Oh yes Karen, Psalm 91 is major! My husband memorized it. Thanks for your comment dear!

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  3. Hi Marja - I tend to not question how or why God does things for one and maybe not for another, but all I know to be true is - GOD IS IN CONTROL - whether we think so or not. Great post
    God bless
    Tracy

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  4. So glad to hear your brother is okay! The Lord IS good! Love the verses you shared in Psalm 18. He is so gracious to us, isn't He?! Truly worthy of all of our praise!

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  5. God's grace and care is amazing. We can't always understand it, all we can do is be grateful for it! Glad your brother is ok.

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  6. Hi Tracy, thanks for your input. You are right, sometimes we ask too many questions...

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  7. Maria, thanks for your kind words too! The Lord IS good!

    Warren, glad you stopped by, thanks for your additional words of wisdom.

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  8. What a God we have!!! He is truly amazing.
    God has pulled me out of so many scrapes I couldn't recount. He has also played some great jokes on me. I remember most of those!

    Greetings to you and your brother,
    Wyn

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  9. Oh Wyn, you crank me up :) He is your Savior, isn't he?! Love you girl!

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  10. Anonymous10:13 AM

    Psalm 18http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPsK9UiBFJI

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  11. Ach ja het is mooi om dat te ervaren dat Hij je hand vasthoudt. Vreemd genoeg zie je het achteraf vaak pas. In een moeilijke situatie merk je Hem soms geheel niet op, vind ik. Pas als je terug kijkt (soms na jaren) zie je dat Hij er toch was. Maar die warme hand, neen die voelde ik toen niet...

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  12. Clint, dat is inderdaad heel vaak zo, ik heb wel eens gedacht, waarom luister Hij niet als ik roep... later blijkt dan dat Hij dat toch deed.

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  13. Herkenbaar ja. Alhoewel ik ook moet zeggen dat het sprookje dat God altijd herkenbaar is in je leven, aan mij voorbij is gegaan. Goed, je ziet Hem als je wilt in alle dingen. Net als de hand van de Meester die de natuur in elkaar zette op een wijze die mij verwonderen kan. Maar ik heb niet de ervaring van mensen die ik wel eens hoor die de hele dag met God keuvelen over van alles. Misschien is mijn fantasie daar net te klein voor. Haha.

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  14. I actually just blogged last Monday on a time God rescued me. It was during the war in Zambia when I grew up. I do believe in miracles!

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  15. Hi Marja -

    Praise God that your brother is okay!

    The Lord has protected me and my family from many similar situations. I'm convinced that we don't know half the things we're spared during the course of a normal day.

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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  16. Shanda, I read that post, yes. Thanks for stopping by.

    Susan, that is so true... we have no idea! I know with all my traveling that angels must be working overtime :)

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