I woke up this morning with speaking on my mind.
I had been invited to speak to a large group of women and I was excited to share about the OVERFLOW! group. About five minutes before I was introduced, I wandered down the hallway to pray and to turn my phone off. I noticed that my daughter had called five times so I decided to check in with her. Her voice was shaky and the connection was poor so I couldn’t hear what she was saying. A paramedic got on the line and told me that Danae had been in a car accident. He assured me that she was OK but that she was going to the hospital to get checked out. I wasn’t given any more details.
I made the decision to carry on with the speaking engagement. I didn’t want to get in the car right away and drive three hours to the hospital. I needed to wait…to slow down…so I entrusted Danae to the One who loves her more than I do, spoke for forty minutes and then drove east.
It was a long drive and by the time I had made my way through a snow squall, Danae had been released from the hospital.
When Danae’s boyfriend sent me this picture of Danae’s car, I wept. That was the moment that I realized what God had done. The paramedic told me that he couldn’t understand how Danae survived this crash…
…but she did.
I brought Danae home tonight and comforted her, wrapped her in warm blankets, prayed for her, laid in bed with her and held her until she fell asleep. I know her entire body aches and I suspect that it is going to get worse before it gets better. Thank you friends, for praying with me tonight – I am not alone – I feel your prayers.
Danae is sleeping and the healing begins.
It’s 11:30 pm. It’s been a long day. Chris is away this week and the house is quiet. It’s the second time today that I am overwhelmed with tears – tears of sadness, tears of joy.
Thank you, God – for sparing Danae’s life – this was not the day for Danae to die.
I will fall asleep with Jesus on my mind.
I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for you alone, O God, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4.8
Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord. Psalm 31,24