Friday, November 27, 2009

A Silver Shield?

A four-lane highway. A busy intersection. A green light. Mine. I see the other car. But too late. Suddenly, the driver of that car makes a left-hand turn. I scream,"What's he doing?" I grip the steering wheel with both hands. And brace myself for what's about to happen. No time to change direction. No way to avoid the collision that's coming. No time to pray. That sound. Metal against metal. Like an explosion. Then squealing. Screeching. Unwillingly, I surrender control of my Chevy. Skid fifty yards from the point of impact. On three tires. I learn later. The airbag deploys. Its powder sears my hands and arms. Left shoulder and neck hurt. Nasty seatbelt burn. Scared. Shaken. Sore. But alive. And so thankful. At first, I can't recall the answers to some of the questions that emergency personnel quiz me about. Like birthday. Telephone number. Address. But I'm ok, and that kind of information comes back to me. Still, some details about the crash are somewhat illusive. Like what I thought I saw inside my car. Right before the crash occurred. I saw something silver. Like a shield. The top corners of a silver shield. In front of me. Between the on-coming car and me. Ok. I know you're thinking that this little scenario sounds pretty strange. Well, so do I. And I can't prove that I saw anything at all. But I do know one thing for sure: The presence of our loving God was with me and protected me from harm. The following verse from Psalm 28:7a has new meaning for me: The LORD is my strength and my shield. I saw His strength displayed. I felt His shielding presence. Because of His strength and His shield, the other car hit the strongest part of my car--the front tire and axle. Not my door. So, did I really see a silver shield? I don't know. And it's probably not important. I'm just thankful that He takes care of me when I can't take care of myself. Sweet dreams, Deb

13 comments:

  1. Did this happen recently? Oh, I hope and pray you're alright! Such a scary thing to have happen to you - I know!

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  2. Deb, I am so thankful for God's mighty shield over you!!! I know it must have been so frightening!

    Hopefully, you will recover very soon. And I do not doubt at all that what you saw was real!!! We serve a mighty God.

    Take care. I love and appreciate you.

    Andrea

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  3. This is the kind of experience people usually relive--it's so scary---had something similar---but I like that God gave you a visible sign of His protection over you--hope you're OK now...is this an old experience or recent?
    Do take care and do have a happy Thanksgiving.
    Love, Sita

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  4. How He can make a bad situation of one that grabs your attention and screams .. I"M HERE and life for you isn't done yet.

    Those God moments are my air.

    Good to know that you get some more time in your skin too :}

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  5. Oh, I'm so glad you're alright and that God protected you! He is so faithful! Praying that you feel better soon...

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  6. Yes, this happened on October 8th of this year.

    I'm so glad to be alive!

    So thankful for His divine protection.

    And very appreciative of the concern that each of you has expressed for me.

    Hope you're enjoying the holiday weekend.

    Sweet dreams!

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  7. wow. chills here! He is our shield and very great reward. praising Him with you!

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  8. Oh my Deb; I didn't know. I'm so thankful your life was spared and for God's protective shield over you. This takes my breath away, friend. May God's peace and continuing presence be with you in these days of thankful hearts.

    peace~elaine

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  9. Dear Deb,
    I am sure the silver shield you saw was real.

    For me, and I know for you too, it's important. Very important. God was there protecting you.

    Praise God! There's a new meaning to "shielded" in your life.

    Love
    Lidj

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  10. I am so thankful you are ok Deb. and I believe you did see a sheild. Thank God for His sheild....His protection around you. Praying for you....Please stay safe....Sarah

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  11. I have no doubt you saw a shield just as I have no doubt God was with you, wrapping you in His love and care. We experienced that same love and care in a wreck 6 years ago. I wrote about it on Oct 23 of this year.

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