Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Life is Good - God protects!

I decided to try and do a post tonight. we are so thankful for God's protection!

Two weeks ago I noticed that one of my van tires had a cut on the sidewall. It was not leaking air. I went to a dealership a week ago and they were confident the tire was okay - wrong! Today, 800 miles into our trip home a warning alarm came on "low tire pressure!" (I love this option on my car!) It was the tire with the cut ! In the next 50 miles I had to stop three times and add air! Finally I found a tire shop! A large one! Here comes a large expense - I thought! God jerked my chain and said: ; "Got it under contol - relax!" I got out of the car and air was actually whistling out of the cut! Not Good! It was ready to blow! This is the spooky part - I looked up and there was a 3'x5' white board with a scripture verse; James 4:8 referencing that God is near. The board was right at the entrance to the business! God had it under contol. They told me they had a used tire just like the tire that was on the van - plenty of tread. In less time it took the three of us to use the restroom they were done! Cost? 30 dollars total! God is so good!

Our trip home has been fabulous! Today mama and I took a tour of Mammoth Cave. Yesterday was the big highlight though - We met Crossview, her two daughters and her mom! As nervous as we were the visit was terrific. Crossview has pictures on her blog. Check it out! Iwill blog more when I get set back up at home! I am tired! :o)

17 comments:

Carol - CDCversion said...

No doubt about it...God is Good! All those prayers from your blogging friends are being answered...prayers for safety on your trip. I like your new picture on your profile!!

Indian Lake Papa said...

CDC see ya soon! we are in Anderson, IN - should be home by noon tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Heavenly Father for your protection and how you worked out papa being able to get a tire. We pray for your continued protection to get them home safely tomorrow. We praise you. You are an awesome God.
Amen!!!

Janis

Darla said...

Praise the Lord, you and mama are safe! God does not ever take HIS eyes off us, and I am sure all the prayers going up for you and mama helped! :)

I have missed you so much..hope you are up and running very soon...Glad that you are home..love you, ME!!!

Robin said...

Wow! God is such the protector! I'm so glad you made it home safely. I knew you'd have stories from your trip to teach us :)

Ed said...

Happy to see you have made it home safe. After that long journey you should get some rest.

I hope you summer goes as well as you winter did.

I am sure Amos missed you.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Robin - we are so blessed! So glad to be home but really miss Florida! I am going to do a new post maybe yet tonight - about Sunday night church service!

Ed - yep we are here! Amos and I will get re-aquainted tomorrow! :o)

Indian Lake Papa said...

Darla - I am so glad God watched over us, He knows I need someone to watch over me! Thanks so much for your prayers!

Indian Lake Papa said...

janis - thank you for the "Thank You" prayer! :o)

CrossView said...

So glad you all made it safe and sound! =D

Isn't God amazing??!!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Crossview - God is amazing for sure! The tire story is quite a miracle for us. When we stopped, and the man came out to see what was wrong, you could hear it losing air! It was ready to burst!!

Tanya said...

Sounds like God was your navigator and that is awesome. I am glad that you had a wonderful time. I love trips, I have not been on one in a couple of years. God is our protector and we just need to lean on him. Talk to ya later, Tanya

Tam said...

At first I was irritated that the original place didn't fix your tire. but then i just realized that the Lord wanted to show you something instead. So He brought you 800 miles, to a billboard, to a used tire and to a place of "Trust me now".

He really is interested in connection and communing with us.

Love you both!!!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Good morning Tanya! thanks for the thoughts. God is so good to us!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Tam - good morning - It was a miracle - I actually gave God the credit in a testimony to the owner! I also called the original place and had a very nice conversation with them - they were very apologetic!

Tam said...

Wow - so what a testimony it was to many! That is awesome! That is GOD! He will use everything won't He?

Brandy said...

So glad you made it home safely and didn't have a blown out tire!! Yeah God! :D