Thank God I am alive!! Today, I experienced the mercy and grace and protection of the Lord of such magnitude that I am still reeling from it. This afternoon, just as I bent over to pull some weeds in my garden, I heard and felt a loud shrill buzz beside my right ear. My husband was standing in front and off to my left side when it happened. He had just started his Troy Built tiller and heard my scream over the noise. He shut it down and looked at me with: “Was that a bullet? I heard something hit behind me.”
We live on an 85 acre farm. Our garden is back off the road and down over a slight bank. Across the road, nearly a mile away, some men were shooting high powered rifles. And one of their bullets traveled up over a small hill, through dense woods, down the other side and across the county road, through our yard, over the bank and whizzed past my ear. We found the hole where the bullet hit a small shed. One centimeter closer, and I would have been crossing Jordan to stand before my Savior. It was soo close, I felt for my ear and screamed, thinking something ungodly had just dive bombed me.
As I write this, I am shivering. That sound will never leave me. The thought that it could have gone horribly wrong will never leave me. The knowledge that the Lord placed a protective hedge around me, will never leave me!
I am here, now, writing this, because of the love of the Lord. Our days are numbered, the Psalmist says. I still have another day. Do you? Do you know the Lord in a saving way, an intimate way? Are you, as a saved Christian, living your life in such a way as to glorify Him? Do you trust in His promises to protect and keep you? We simply don’t know what each day holds. That bullet could have hit me, my husband, or any number of people who were driving by at the time!!
Psalm 90:12 “So teach us to number our days that we might apply our hearts to wisdom.”
I am going to give away one of my books of poetry to anyone who comments on this with a verse of scripture as a promise of God’s grace, His mercy, His loving-kindness. Please email me with your name and address if you would like to receive a copy of Poems of Power and Praise~my very first attempt at writing. ; )
Since people are asking~yes, I did call 911. Two county sheriffs came out and eventually found the men responsible. They had several high-powered rifles~this is one of them: an M1 Garand (semi-automatic sniper weapon) with a range of 3,000 plus meters!