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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Another Accident!!!!

Last night around 9 PM, I was sitting at home and got a phone call from our son, Jason:

"Dad, can you come down to Country Chevrolet?"
"Why do you want me to come down to Country Chevrolet at 9 PM?"
"Because....I've been in a little fender bender."
*sigh* "Are you all right?"
"Yes."
"Why do you need me?"
"Never mind...."
"Wait.......If you need me, I'll come right down."
"Yeah..."

With visions of another totalled dancing before my eyes, I was pulling out of the driveway when Kelly pulled up. We rode into Warrenton together. I was planning how best to strangle my son while Kelly related the events of her day.

We neglected to pray.

Totally my fault. I was consumed with the logistics and financial aspects of even more car problems and ignoring my spiritual responsibility to cover my family in prayer. Nor was I doing a very good job of "being thankful in all things."

As we pulled into the parking lot at the dealership, sure enough, there was our boy standing next to his car with the front end pushed in, an obvious case of him running in to someone. The Police were there and there was a couple standing next to their Suburban, filling out a report, looking aggravated.

Jason was waving and smiling at us.......

I was trying to be "nice and calm" as I got out of the car when the man who was driving the other car turned to come toward me. As he approached, I heard him say, "It was all my fault. I backed in to your boy while we were at the stop light. " While I was absorbing this, he added, "He's been really great about this. Quite a man you've got there!"

God is so good....even when I am so unworthy.

He has been so merciful to us, covering us even when we fail to do what we know we should do. His grace is truly sufficient. What a blessing to see it rise up in our son as well.

1 comment:

  1. Funny how we draw conclusions without knowing all the facts. God knows I've been guilty of that many times.
    I'm SO glad Jason wasn't hurt, even if his car was.

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