Was That Luck?
“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me” (Psalm 23:6).
Some people use the term luck when things seem to turn out favorably for them. Wow, out of the blue, as a saying goes, an unexpected incident happened to me. I escaped the fender-bender accident that happened right behind me.
Luck, you might say. No! This was God’s hand of mercy working on your behalf.
Recently my husband and I were in one of these “Wow” situations. Traveling through South Carolina on a summer vacation, we had planned on staying overnight in a mid-sized town. As we approached the town on a county road, we realized that two roads merged into one lane. We expected our lane to be the main road. Almost too late, my husband saw a sign that read yield. He stepped on the brake, and, at the same time from the left, he caught a movement. Within two seconds a semitrailer roared past us. Whew! It definitely became a close, scary, unwanted situation.
God’s mercy saved us from being crushed and pushed half-way into town. We missed that encounter by two seconds. God’s mercy for us that day included miraculous intervention, grace, and His watchful care; all worked toward our benefit. He also kept our lives from being disastrously changed.
Every day people tell of God’s miraculous interventions. If we belong to Christ, there is no such word as “luck” in our vocabulary. Have you noticed? It’s all about His mercy.
Written by Florence Simmons