A Place of Protection

Of all times and places to have a flat tire…. the Pennsylvania Interstate on a rainy cold morning during the busy Christmas Holidays! Thankfully, my husband was able to pull to the side of the road, hopefully out of harm’s way. When Dave called AAA road service, we were informed because of the busy holiday, it might be some time before they could dispatch someone to help us.

We felt like sitting ducks as heavy traffic continued to zoom past us.

Grabbing my cell phone, I called my prayer warrior sister. Sweet peace came as Carole prayed for protection

and asked the Lord to send someone to help us.

To our surprise, a truck pulled up behind us—just as I ended my call. A dark handsome young man with a full beard got out of his truck and immediately went to work. Within five minutes the tire was changed and we were ready to get back on the road.

Delighted with such quick service, Dave reached to give the young man a grateful handshake and tip…. and true to my husband’s friendly nature asked, “What’s your name?”

“My name is Joshua.”

My husband responded with a big smile,  “God bless you!”

“God bless you!” he answered, and before we knew it—the young man climbed into his truck and was gone.

As we pulled back onto the road, I reached for my phone—I could hardly wait to share the news with my sister!

“Carole, he said his name is Joshua.”

“Glenda…Joshua means Jesus!”

Humbled. Grateful. Amazed. We felt like the Lord had sent a ministering angel to protect us on our journey.

He orders His angels to protect you wherever you go. Psalm 91:11 

13 thoughts on “A Place of Protection

  1. Amazing how God answers prayer. So often, before the days of SatNav when I was lost in a strange city, often in a strange country, I would pray for help, a car would come out ahead of me and I would follow it till I could find the way. Anyone could say coincidence, but then coincidences don’t tend to be consistent.


    • You are so right…coincidences in the life of a daring faith such as yours don’t tend to be consistent…yet God’s promises and presence always are. We may feel lost at times, but never are. God is always with us and His invisible Hand points the way. I love your example of Him sending a car to follow showing you the way. How awesome is our God!


  2. Doing a study with our Group in Africa on some of the a Psalms and this week fell on Psalm 91. Imagine my wonderful surprise to do a google search on “Psalm 91 study” only to have my dear friend’s name pop up! Yay! So excited to study this Psalm “with you” this week!! 🙂


    • Pam, Isn’t it something how God connects and reconnects us…even through google and as far away as Africa? Bless you for showing up and commenting today! I pray your psalm 91 study will be a rich blessing to your group. Love you!


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