Psalm 34:7 The angel of the Lord encamps around those
who fear Him, and God Rescues them.
I can hear the crashing glass and metal in my mind at times. The sound of the tires leaving highway, but I can’t imagine the fear or the aftermath.
I have a friend who suffered terrible injuries recently in a horrendous car accident. Driving home alone on Super Bowl Sunday, just crossing the Georgia/South Carolina line, his van somehow veered off the highway and hit a drain pipe culvert and flipped and rolled several times into a field, crushing the top.
About 12 weeks later, we visited our friend in the hospital. He is lucky to be alive. In the accident, he broke his back, crushing vertebrae and split open his skull.
My husband’s boss described to us how when rescue and emergency medical workers arrived, he hung upside down unconscious with part of the van on top of him. They cut him out and called in a “life-flight” helicopter to transport him to the nearest trauma unit where he stayed for two weeks. Then hospital officials transferred him to the long-term care facility where he is staying now.
In meantime, when we first heard of the accident, we knew he had a little puppy named, Moses. We went to his apartment hoping to find him about 36 hours after the wreck, but we found only his food and water bowls.
“I bet Moses was with Ron the night of the accident,” My husband wondered. We knew where the accident happened and set out on a journey to find Moses.
He hadn’t been placed in a reed basket or released down the Nile. Instead, if he were with our friend when the van crashed, the little puppy may not even be alive, we feared.
We arrived at the home where the accident happened, seeing the tire marks and the chopped up lawn.
I jumped out of the car and went to the door. A beautiful, aged woman came to the door. Her smile reassuring. I explained who I was and why I had come to her yard.
She came out on her porch. “Is the fellow okay? My husband said he wasn’t breathing when he found him and the paramedic arrived.”
“He is lucky to be alive. We know he has a lung collapsed and broken back, but that is all we know. We are going to see him later. By the way, did you see a little brown puppy with a black face?”
She looked at me, “A little puppy came up to the door this morning whining. That isn’t his puppy is it? We never dreamed it came from the wreck.”
I clapped my hands. “He is alive? Was he hurt?” I asked with my spirits lifting.
“Not a scratch on him. That’s why we didn’t even think about him coming from the wreck.” She called her husband who said he just took the little puppy outside.
We found him under the back porch. He wagged his tail when he saw me, but when my daughter came up, he dashed out and jumped on her. Moses loves children and even though my daughter is as tall as me, he seems to know she is still young. A true miracle pup, his tail wagged and licked my daughter’s face.
He romps in our backyard now playing with my dogs. His sweetness makes me want to keep him forever, but I know we are just caring for him until our friend comes home from the rehabilitation center.
Spring shines in the beauty of blooming trees and bumblebees dashing among the small blue, wild flowers carpeting our lawn. Moses romps through our yard, a testimony to the goodness of our Lord. Our God rescues and He bestows new miracles every day: birds, blooming trees and flowers, and a little dog, named Moses who survived a terrible night of broken glass.
Our friend survived too and is on the mend. We prayed with him yesterday in his room. Holding his hand, bowing our heads. “Lord, thank you for saving and for protecting him. Now, Lord continue your healing power and bring him peace and a release from pain.”
In my heart, I know with each season, the Lord’s presence promises love, peace, happiness, and safety. He protects and saves me daily just as he does for you too. After all, he loved a little dog named Moses, protecting and saving him as a testimony to His glory and the truth that God rescues.
This post is written for Day 29 of the March Slice of Life Story Challenge,
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