It had to happen, the car an old faithful companion, died on the motorway, bless God there was a hard shoulder. A few miles further this safety net ended. Hubby limped the car to a stop; I followed behind in my vehicle with the hazard lights blazing. So ended the lovely weekend we had had with our son.
Stuck but not immobile
Contacting the breakdown company for help gave us a time span of three hours to fill. We stood on the hard shoulder as lorries and motorists whizzed by. The cold ate away at my bones as the summer clothes gave no protection during the late evening.
At first, we just watched, then started to stamp our feet. The wait seemed endless.
Sing you choirs of angels
As the noise continued, a beat began to surface, then a note. Music formed to the beat and flowed from my lips. Chug chug, voom, chug chug, voom. Bless you, God, bless you, God. Stand close to us, stand close to us. Troubles may come, troubles may come. But you are here, yes you are here. Oh, praise the Lord, praise the Lord.
My song grew louder and my body danced.
“Psalm 104:33 I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.”
Oddity on the motorway
People stared from their cars, some pointed. However, my song and arm waving continued. Nothing mattered but to Bless God.
The cold ate away at my bones as the summer clothes gave no protection during the late evening…. But God warmed my soul that night.
This breakdown became another “How to bless God in all circumstances.”
How awesome God is.
How God rewards those that trust
“But blessed are those who trust in the Lord
and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.
They are like trees planted along a riverbank,
with roots that reach deep into the water.
Such trees are not bothered by the heat
or worried by long months of drought.
Their leaves stay green,
and they never stop producing fruit.”
God of the circumstance
The car finally strapped to the breakdown truck and us in my vehicle we arrived home five hours later from the time we left our son’s house. The next day the garage confirmed that the car was terminal and we thanked God that He had kept us safe during our time on the motorway.
How great is our God?