Wed 24 Apr 2013
Some time ago, I was driving through Nashville and heard an abnormal noise from the left rear side of my car. Quickly, I decelerated (as safely as I could) and maneuvered to the right side of the interstate right past Exit 215; and turned on my flashers. Sure enough, I had a flat, so I immediately dialed my insurance company as I was on my way to an engagement in eastern Tennessee. They indicated they would dispatch a wrecker to come and repair the tire within an hour. In a matter of minutes, a huge lime yellow truck pulled up behind me with the tag on the side which read, “Tennessee Highway Incident Response Unit.” A rather tall gentleman exited the vehicle and came to greet me. I concluded he was not sent from my insurer, and asked him how did he know I was there. He calmly pointed to the overpass behind us over a half mile away, and said, “Our monitors saw you when you pulled over, and I was sent (radioed) to come and assist you.” I strained my eyes to see, and in the distance, I noticed surveillance cameras strategically mounted on the interstate bridge that had us in view at that very moment. I waved, and was amazed and grateful at the same time.
In an ancient culture and in quite a different world than the one in which we live, the Psalmist—without the advantages of technology and electronics—yet knew something very similar about God. In the 46th Number, it was declared, “God is my refuge and my strength, a very present help in the time of trouble…” (verse 1). No matter where you are and what you may be going through, this reality remains indisputable. Our God sees all, our God knows all, and ONLY our God is yet able to do ANYTHING; but fail. If you’ll wait on Him, He’ll come see about you. Sometimes He sends angels, sometimes He sends others (believers), and then sometimes, He just shows Himself! Ain’t that good news!!!!!
You may not have had an “accident” or perhaps some other major “incident;” even if you’ve only had a flat, God can still fix it!!