Divine Intervention

Divine Intervention

Divine Intervention

Recently I had the opportunity and pleasure of spending a “girls’ weekend” with three girlfriends in the Elkins area of W.Va. Our girls’ weekend has become a very looked forward to time away, when we do a lot of talking, playing cards and board games, drinking some wine, soaking in the hot tub and generally relaxing and enjoying each other’s company.  We set off one day for a planned picnic lunch to Spruce Knob Lake, and decided to take a different back road than the one normally traveled by some in our group.  After traveling several miles on the winding, very narrow gravel road, we saw something dart out in front of us and cross the road.  It was a beautiful fox standing in the woods staring back at us.  We spent a few minutes watching the fox, as surprisingly, this was the first animal we saw in the woods all day. As we continued to watch the fox, a tractor trailer came speeding around the sharp turn ahead of us.  We all anticipated that he would slow down, but he did not.  He continued flying towards us at a high rate of speed.  At that point, my friend, Brenda (who was driving) began honking the horn and waving her arms out the window to try to get the tractor trailer driver’s attention, but still he kept coming towards us without slowing down.  Brenda pulled her truck off the road as far as she could, but there was nowhere else for us to go.  I unbuckled my seat belt and was prepared to jump out of the truck because I was sure he was going to hit us.  Finally, after what seemed like several minutes, the truck driver saw us and began to slow down.  Needless to say, we did exchange words with him over his erratic driving style. When we all got calmed down, we proceeded on our way to the lake.  Brenda commented that God must have been watching out for us.  If we had not stopped to look at the fox, we would have met the truck in the blind turn and surely been hit head on.  We did not see another animal in the woods the entire day—only that fox.  Realizing what could have happened gave me a very eerie feeling.  God intervened by sending that fox to us at just the right time and in just the right place in order to avoid a collision with the tractor trailer.  I also think maybe the chain of events that day occurred to remind us of who is really in charge and to reinforce our belief in Him.  I truly believe He intervened and it was His way of looking out for us and letting us know it was not our time to go.  He apparently has other plans for the four of us.