After a house is sold, realtors need to process documents, and the proceedings could take two months. A part of the procedure is attending closing appointments, and my manager told me to visit one that would be held in an attorney’s office located in Bridgewater.
This was unfortunate for me because I’m afraid to go there. That place is a busy highway with drivers that drive too fast. Regardless of how I felt I had no choice. I need to go there for the meeting.
To make matters worse, this appointment was not scheduled. I woke up to my boss’ message that I need to be there. I checked the time of the meeting in my boss’ message, and it was scheduled for 1:00 PM. I looked at the clock, and it’s already noon!
Instinctively I hurried to get ready, and as expected, everything went wrong. I scrambled for the documents I had to bring, I forgot my glasses which I badly need, it rained, it was very cloudy, and I forgot my umbrella.
I knew visibility under these conditions would be terrible, but since I was running late, I figured I’ll risk it. I prayed “ Lord, please be with me and keep me safe. In Jesus name. Amen.”
I drove to the lawyer’s office as fast as I could. After a few wrong turns, I arrived at the meeting point at 2:00 PM. I was embarrassed because I seemed unprofessional. To be honest, I had no excuse.
I ran through the rain with the hope that I could still make it to the meeting. I was wet, confused and frustrated. When I entered the office, only the lawyer was there.
I introduced myself and asked where the buyer and the other members were, and the attorney answered that they left two hours ago. He told me that the meeting was at 10:00 AM. My boss gave me the wrong time! I left extremely disappointed.
I drove away with my head filled with chaos. The highway was busy as usual, and I now regret the decision of not going back for my glasses earlier. I couldn’t see anything, so I had difficulty entering the highway. The car behind me kept on pressing his horn. Unsure, confused and frustrated, I drove my car into the roadway.
I heard the sound of a car suddenly stopping, and I looked. There was a car that hit the curb. The driver swerved to avoid crashing into me.
Things happened so fast after that. I couldn’t even remember how I got home. No one got hurt in the incident.
When everything settled, I realised that God saved my life that day. If the car hit me, I’d be dead. God answered my simple prayer of protection! I’m grateful for God’s safeguarding. Praise our God who cares and shields His children.
New International Version (NIV)
Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
you preserve my life.
You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes;
with your right hand, you save me.