Cuts from car crash healed without a trace

One day when I was a teenager, and a new driver, I was driving my dad’s old station wagon with my younger brother in the passenger seat. As we turned left at an intersection, a small truck appeared coming from the opposite direction. It collided with us at full force. At the moment of impact, two phrases from the Lord’s Prayer flew from my lips: “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10). In that split second, the certainty of God’s kingdom surrounding us and of God’s will of safety and goodness filled my thought. 

My brother and I extricated ourselves from the wreck. As he got out of the car, I could tell that he had borne the brunt of the impact, with glass shattering all over him, cutting him extensively. However, he insisted on going across the street to the pay phone to call our dad at his office. Because we were driving his car, Dad had no immediate method of transportation to come to the scene. Later he told me that he had started to become frantic with worry about the predicament. “I’m their father. I have to be there!” he thought. Then a quiet inner voice reminded him, “No, I AM their Father, and I AM right with them” (see Exodus 3:14). This calmed Dad, reassuring him of our safety and well-being. Very quickly, he found transportation and joined us, with our mom shortly behind him from her office. 

By that time, emergency personnel had arrived on the scene and were gently tending to our needs. Considering the severity of the crash, they were frankly amazed that we had only surface cuts—though many—but no additional injuries. The occupants of the other vehicle also had only minor injuries. The emergency personnel released my brother and me to our parents, with counsel to watch our condition through the evening and next day. 

From the Editors
Join the march of Mind
October 1, 2012

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