As Long As the Cloud Was There

“What time…?”


“I can’t believe you answered my question before I finished the sentence.”

“Why not, I’ve known you for 10 years.”

I spent the morning with Luke’s wife, Bethany, when this conversation took place. We visited while working on 2 different projects in my office. She wanted to know when we would celebrate Thanksgiving.

Numbers 9:3, “Celebrate it on schedule…” The Message

She left to get groceries before lunch. I stripped the bedding to wash it. I was ready to put the pillowcases back on when she called.

“I just wanted you to know, I had a car accident and I’m in the Emergency Room.”

“Are you alone?”


“I’m on my way.”

I jumped into the truck – which was a feat in itself because I was wearing my new maxi coat. I tried not to speed as I drove the mile to the hospital.

She was in x-ray when I arrived. I sat down and got comfortable – prepared to wait as long as needed. Luke walked in a minute later. He stayed behind to take care of the car.

Numbers 9:22, “It made no difference whether the Cloud hovered over The Dwelling for two days or a month or a year, as long as the Cloud was there, they were there.” The Message

God graciously protected Bethany. The car spun but did not roll. She missed the utility pole. She slammed into the console, breaking it, without breaking a rib. Her head hit the steering wheel but there was no brain trauma or concussion. She didn’t break any bones. Olivia was still in school and no other cars were involved.

Thank God for His protection. This is why I pray Psalms 91 over my family every day.

Have you walked away from an accident that should have been worse? Has God helped you avoid an accident that seemed impossible?

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