On Wednesday, June 28th, I was driving to my hometown with my two grandchildren. About two and a half hours into my trip, something hit my windshield and put a small chip in the glass. This caused me to slow down and find an exit to check out the chip. As I was getting over into the far-right lane to take an exit, my “check tire pressure” notification came on, and I determined that one of my tires was going flat. Just as I pulled off onto the shoulder of the highway, just in front of the exit, I heard a pop. The blessing was that I was right in front of the exit sign, Exit 30, Bowling Green. I didn’t have to determine where I was, and no one had to try and find my location; I was praising God. I also contacted a towing company, and the tow truck arrived within 30 minutes.
When we arrived at the Tire Discount store, a gentleman named Isaiah waited on me, and I immediately looked up what Isaiah meant, and it means “salvation of the Lord.” One of the other employees asked me, “Have you had a bad day?”
I said, “Oh no, sir, this isn’t a bad day; this is a great day. I’m grateful that this happened in the daylight, I’m grateful that my grandchildren and I are safe, and I’m grateful that I was able to get a tow truck within 30 minutes; no, sir, this isn’t a bad day; it’s a great day.” He responded with a smile, “I like your attitude.”
After the tow truck driver put my SUV in a parking space and handed me my receipt, I asked him what his name was, and he said, “Steve,” which means “victorious, garland, or crown” because a crown was given to competitors for victors to reward them for their success in a competition.
We had to wait about an hour and a half for the tire to be repaired, but God had provided a Cici’s Pizza within a short walking distance with a game room to keep my grandchildren occupied while we were waiting.
As I took some time to reflect on that day, what was brought to my remembrance was that the night before, when my grandson was saying his prayers, he asked God to “protect us” while we were traveling and about thirty minutes before we had our blow out, the words, “flat tire” came to my mind, so I prayed for protection over us and over the other cars.
The small chip caused me to slow down, which ultimately protected us when the tire blew. Sometimes God will show you something small to protect you from something big, so we must pay attention.
I also assumed that it was a rock that hit my windshield, and in the words of one of the deacons from my church, “I am thankful for the rock!”
The rock who is my salvation and the rock who not only gives me victory over the adversary but He rewards me with the crown of life! I thank God for the rock!
In the Messiah, in Christ, God leads us from place to place in one perpetual victory parade. Through us, he brings knowledge of Christ. Everywhere we go, people breathe in the exquisite fragrance. Because of Christ, we give off a sweet scent rising to God, which is recognized by those on the way of salvation—an aroma redolent with life.
2 Corinthians 2:14
As you go throughout this day, do not discount the small things and the small nudges from the Spirit, they just might save you from being harmed.
To God Be The Glory!
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