At this point I want
to go in an entirely different direction regarding God's sovereignty and omniscience (all knowing) protection, as the
reason for my broken leg, instead of the explanation of discipline or chastening.
I tell my true story of driving a van of furniture from
North Pole, Alaska (near Fairbanks) to Washington State. (about 2300 miles, about 600 miles unpaved,
at the time)
did a “do it yourself” move, from Fairbanks, Alaska (actually the town of North Pole where
Santa’s house is -- where kids send letters to him) -- to Spokane in 1982.
The military would pay us 80% of what they
would have to pay a commercial mover.
I drove the Alaska highway in an old Ford, 40 foot van,
prayed a lot.
I prayed a lot, but approaching Muncho Lake, British Columbia,
Canada, I realized that one of my rear dual tires was flat, although the other tire was
carrying the whole load. Praise God for that!
I could tell by the comparative temperature feel of both tires, that one
understand why God was allowing this to happen -- since I had prayed diligently.
But, God had a mechanic waiting at Muncho
He said a number of the
tire lugs were broken -- a VERY dangerous situation!
Then I realized, I had a very dangerous situation, and God had
stopped me, and he was providing the necessary fix.
only had General Motors lugs, but he machined them to fit my old Ford truck.
He only charged me about $65. I breathed a huge sigh of relief, and praised
God like crazy.
So what started
out as a troubling, puzzle and a disappointment, turned out as God’s great shepherding
help and sovereign protection to me.
may well look back on my broken leg and realize it was God's loving protection, and not chastening at all.
Our babies, mine, and my kins-folk's,
will be waiting for us in heaven!
God foresees, he actually foreknows, the future, and protects us believers from
things too difficult for us.
by letter, this, to our young married, kinfolk, couple who lost their first baby during
See my web page, Loss of a Child for details.