Last year around New Years Eve, I said this on my blog. I don't know why people make such a huge fuss about the New Year coming in. New Years Day is but one of the many new chances we get each morning when we wake up. I've never felt that more strongly than right now, when I am so glad to be alive on this couch, writing to my dear followers. Because this month, we were almost killed three different times. When I took these three pictures at different times, I had no idea how they would affect my life and that they would all show up on a single blog post. Several weeks ago, we hit a deer. It ran in front of the car and went down, but then miraculously got up and ran back into the woods. We were shaken up but not hurt because we had only been going about 20 MPH. Not a mark on the car. Then on Easter Saturday, an 18 wheeler ran us off of the interstate at a very high speed. The driver had been distracted and fortunatly looked up just in the nick of time. Phil regained control of the car in a masterful driving maneuver. Again, shaken up, but not hurt. Later that same night, a rabbit ran in front of the car and in a quick swerve, almost caused a bad wreck. Three new chances at life in one month. A 17 year old friend of ours was just killed in a car accident, and all these things happened right after that. Why him? Why were we spared so many times? Everyone says that life is unfair, but that is just in the short span that we are on this earth. Eternally, God is fair. The bible says many times that He is a just God. He can see ahead and we cannot. I just read a devotional called "The Life Is Not In The Shell", and it states that God lets us die at the very moment that He decides that our body has fulfilled it's function. So does God have more for Phil and I to do down here? If so, I hope we will be able to serve Him well. But then, He must have forseen it, or maybe I wouldn't be sitting here writing to you right now.
"He has set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end." Ecc. 3:11