Sunday, November 6, 2011

Give Thanks Day 6

Today I want to give thanks for God's Protection!!!
He alone protects and saves me;
      he is my defender,
      and I shall never be defeated. Psalm 62:2
Last night as we were coming home from visiting my Dad, we were almost home and the van in front of us turned right in front of an oncoming car. Benny stopped the car, jumped out to see if anyone was hurt, PRAISE the Lord no one was. When you witness something like it startles you in a way that you can't really explain, yet I knew immediately it could just as easily involved us, I thanked the Lord for protecting us. As Benny was checking on them they began to argue and that did scare me(you never know about people these days) and all the while Kea was having a fit. He is crying thinking we are going to get arrested, or even die. (seriously, where does he some up with such stuff??)  Benny got the accident victims settled down and I finally moved us out of the middle of the road. I was shaken and it didn't help that Kea was crying, Bub was fussing at him to stop crying, he has little patience (geez where does he get that from?) And Sis is trying to console him and get Bub to hush. I said just pray with him while I get us out of the road. It's amazing how God works through prayer, because everyone calmed down immediately.
When it was time for our Thankful time before bed, this accident opened up an opportunity to discuss how God's works even when we can't see what is going on. It could have been much worse, people could have been hurt, the driver could have swerved our way and hit us, who know what else He protected us from? We get in the car day after day without much thought as to what He protects us from. Many times I know that me running later than usual in the mornings, I have been spared because there has been an accident on the interstate just minutes before I would have driven through there. I don't always think of things like that as a Divine interruption, but I do more than I ever have before.
Father thank you for your protection. You go before us and behind us, I may never know the times you have protected me. But I thank you for those times as well. Thank you for the opportunity to teach my children about your protection seeing it with their own eyes. Thank you for being MY DEFENDER!!!
Ohh, I have planned on our family making a Thankful Tree since before we started our Give Thanks month. I finally had a chance to get myself together and make my tree.....Please don't laugh or judge, because it does look a bit like it could be Charlie Brown's Thankful Tree.
Thankful Tree before.......
See it looks a little sad, and plain, and well..... ugly,  but I am happy to report we have 30 leaves on in already. So by the time we are finished it will be so full of leaves, we may not be able to see any limbs.
I may update you in a few days just so you won't think that I have flipped my lid.


Rosemary@villabarnes said...

This is a beautiful post. I love your sidebar scripture quote.

Deidre said...

I'm thankful for that protection, too. Bless K's heart - he is so sensitive, which I love.

Sharon, aka Bootersmom03 said...

What a wonderful post! Your tree looks perfect to me!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Lots to be thankful for indeed. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.