Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
And probably correct in re the debate!
For today, a story from my life.
Many years ago, I was in an Illinois winter blizzard, trying to get home from work. I finally got behind a snow-plow, and followed it to within about a mile of our house. I turned off onto our road, and within a hundred yards, I could go no further because of the snow drifts. I got out of the car, and started walking. Within a few dozen steps, my legs were going numb, and I knew I could not walk that far in the bitter wind and cold, so I returned to the car. I figured I would drive back to town and spend the night there with my folks. When I got to the intersection where I had been following the snowplow, the roads in all directions were drifted shut. I had about ¼ tank of gas. Below zero temp's, bitter wind, blinding snow - this situation was VERY bad.
I leaned my head on the steering wheel, and prayed to God for guidance and help in how to get out of this situation. Suddenly, I knew what to do. Jerking my head back up, I turned right, aimed for the first snowdrift and accelerated the little car.
Driving an Opal into a four foot deep drift was a total leap of faith.
I hit the drift, and it came up over the hood and washed across the windshield. Barely making it through the other side, I looked in amazement at bare pavement! I drove a mile to the next intersection which would bring me toward my house by the back way. Blinding snow, coming completely horizontal, and even the BELOW GRADE sections of the road were completely clear! When I reached the intersection, I turned right – onto clear pavement once again! After another mile, I came to the road I lived on, and turned right yet again – this time onto completely clear gravel! Arriving at our house, I saw the driveway was also clear, as was the place beside the house where I always parked! I drove in, parked the car, and turned off the engine. I sat there and watched the road I had just driven in on drift shut behind me. Tears streamed down my face as I contemplated the love of God for – me!
Psalm 121:7-8 (KJV);
“The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.”
2 Thessalonians 3:3 (KJV);
“But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.”
I will talk to you again tomorrow - and may God RICHLY bless you.
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.