Saturday, November 22, 2008

Why Pray?

Well, we have no doubt that God answers prayer! Before we left Michigan, the children had been desperately praying for snow, enough that they could at least play in (the word "Blizzard" was even mentioned...yikes). Well the last day, as I was packing up, we got hit with snow and more snow.

The Lord was definitely with us as we carefully backed our home away from the church and down a hill, without it becoming the world's biggest sled. This was done with the Jeep in tow. On the way to pick up the children we learned how slippery it was when the Jeep slid a little wide on one turn...carefully Tom.

Well, we had a great time with the Snyder family in Hudson, Michigan, and it was a great trip on so many levels. Our kids played in the snow all the way till we drove off, and about 1 mile east the snow was 1/10th of what it was nearby. God had answered the children's prayers.

Of course, they still wanted snow and God kept answering their prayers as we drove along the Ohio Turnpike last night. Now we needed prayer of a different sort, since slippery roads with a large RV and towed Jeep is not exactly ideal. The Lord was good to us and before it got too bad, we stopped at a rest area (complete with Burger King and Starbucks).

It snowed all night and was very deep in the morning, so we went and had breakfast while the roads were plowed and salted. Evidently it was a record day, and we can attest to at least 12 inches of snow on the ground! It was evident that God's hand was guiding us, when we got back on the road and a few miles later saw a semi crumpled and jack-knifed in the trees off the shoulder.

It was smooth sailing all the way to DC, where God's protection was evidently needed as we went around the beltway...there were 5 accidents (one shut down all lanes) within a 5 mile stretch. It reminds us how dependent we are on the Lord for our safety as well as His provision.

Thank you all for your prayers!!!

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Thanks for the update. We've been praying for you.