Sunday, September 12, 2010
Lead Me to the Cross
It was 10:30 pm and I was driving back home from school. I was tired and ready to go to bed, yet scared to walk in to the house alone since Daniel was out of town. Although we live in the middle of nowhere, in the mountains, uneasiness of parking my car and running to the door left me asking God for help. I began to pray, “Lord, you know I am a chicken when it comes to walking alone in the dark. Please send your angels to guard me!” As I began to gain confidence that I will be just fine unlocking the door without supervision, I noticed a car that appeared from nowhere behind me.
Most of the nights, I am one of the few people on the road that late going up the mountain. It felt strange that this car appeared all of a sudden behind me. One minute I look and there is no one behind me, and five minutes later I look and there is a car following me. I decided to stay calm and see if the car will turn to the right, where almost all cars make a turn. Unfortunately for me the car did not veer to the right and I began to wonder who would be driving up the mountain so late besides me. I also began to wonder if God heard my cry 10 minutes ago for protection.
At this point my prayer for protection became very loud as I time and time again asked God to keep me safe. Finally I was almost home and the car was still following me. As I turned in to our driveway, I stopped and looked back. Laughter filled the car as I realized that my God was answering my prayer all along my drive up the mountain. The car that has been following me for the last 10 minutes turned out to be a police car!!! And let me just share something with you, I rarely see policemen patrolling the mountain and I have never seen a policeman near our house so late at night.
That night the Lord has revealed to me that He is very attentive to my prayer requests. He also revealed to me that no request is too little or insignificant to Him. He is omnipotent and omnipresent Lord who says in Isaiah 65:24 “Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear.” God heard my cry and used a police car that appeared from nowhere to escort me all the way home. That night the Lord has also showed me that I need to trust in Him and have faith that He will answer my prayer request. Proverbs 3:5,6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight”.