Friday, March 12, 2010

God's Sovereign Mercy

"My whole life passed before my eyes!" Have you heard people with near death experiences say that? At our near death experience this past weekend, all I could say was, "Jesus, Jesus!" All I could see was Him as we sat in total silence after the deer hit us, spun our car around, and we scraped down the guardrail. All I remember was calling out to God-- and He was there! And our car engine was still running!

God sent the young man who saw the accident, and stopped to ask us if we were all right. The young man who walked around our car and told us what was damaged, and who waited to see if we could turn the car around and head slowly back for home, 5 miles away.

How merciful was our God who allowed the deer to hit us, but only at the right spot where we would be saved alive, though our car was totaled! If the deer had hit us in any other spot, we might have been seriously injured, or even spun the other direction into the path of the young man's pickup truck.

God is sovereign over ALL THINGS at ALL TIMES, and He is merciful to the ones who trust in Him, as well as to those who do not. God does all things to accomplish His will and to magnify His own name!

Aside from sore neck muscles, we are well and safe. Praise be the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation! To Him be all glory forever and ever!

Psalm 103: 1-5 «A Psalm of David.»

1 ¶ Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.