During the wee hours of Sunday morning my Uncle Gary's gallbladder ruptured. We weren't sure if there were other problems involved but it wound up only being his gallbladder. He had surgery that night and is now in recovery and he is going to be okay. We are all so grateful.
Another little something happened on Sunday and I hesitated in writing this at first, just because I know my own heart and how easy it is to seek attention for silly things. But I am just so thankful to God in the way He kept my little family safe and when I think about it, it reminds me of His loving care and sovereignty.
On Sunday afternoon as we headed back home from church, Kwacha, Shirley and I got in a little accident. We skidded a bit on some large puddles right before a giant wave hit our windshield and completely blocked our view of the road. We crashed into yellow sand barrels, which protected us from hitting a concrete barrier, but which also sent us back into the lane. Kwacha lost control of the car and we clipped, of all things, a tow truck! We didn't have to wait around for CHP in the rain. (Don't worry, we DID file a report with our insurance later that day.) The tow truck owner was on his way back to his lot with an empty truck. So he took us home and then took our car back to the lot with him. Our car was definitely totaled but we all came out without a single injury, not even whiplash.
I mean, God is in the details, isn't He?? We could have crashed into anything after that wave hit our windshield, but we hit sand barrels put their for our safety. We could have crashed into another car causing injury to others but we didn't. Out of all cars we hit a tow truck! His truck was fine and he was able to take us home immediately. And on top of that, God protected my sweet husband and precious baby.
He could have not spared us and He would still be just as good and sovereign. He could not have spared Uncle Gary and yet He would still be just as good and sovereign. I thought of Philippians 2:7 where Paul talks about how God had mercy on Epaphroditus when He spared him from death. He never has to spare us from death, but it is always by His mercy when He does. I am so thankful that I serve such a loving, powerful God!