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Sunday, August 21, 2011

God's Hands

This past month has been one of many changes for my oldest son, Nick, 19.  He got a great full-time job close to home, he rented a bedroom in the house across the street from us, and he started working toward getting his driver's license (finally).  Everything was going great for him, and then there was an accident at work on Thursday.  Without going into all the details, a several-hundred pound automatic door closed on his head and neck, and the sensors did not work to open it back up.  The door had to be manually opened up, and Nick ended up with abrasions, a cut, swollen ears, and a concussion.  He is doing better-still some headaches and nausea, but will not work for another week until he gets clearance from the doctor. 
There is one *small* detail I have left out, and that is that Nick's hardhat started falling off just as he was about to be closed in those doors, so he lifted his hands to adjust it.  Because he did this, the position of his arms saved his head and/or neck from being crushed.  I don't believe this was coincidence-I believe this was God's hands.  I believe God knows our entire lives and exactly what day we will die, and this was not my son's day.  But it could have been.  What really got to me is how quickly everything can change.  The call I got about the accident could have been a very different call, and right now we could have been planning a funeral or sitting by the hospital bed of a paralyzed 19-year-old. My week that I was stressing about getting school ready, could have been the worst week of my life.  Kind of puts things in perspective, huh?  So make sure and give your kids hugs and kisses every chance you get, no matter how old they are.  I'm sure going to.

Psalm 121:7-8 The Lord will keep you from all harm-he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.


Rusheika said...

Wow! thanks for sharing that. It does put things into perspective. I will pray for continued healing for your son.

fellow crew member,

Over Yonder said...

God is good!! I'm so glad His hands were with your son. I will keep him in my prayers for continued healing.

Jennifer said...

Wow! Praising God with you for your son's safety.

TIFFANY said...

Thank God he's okay! What a scary situation. I don't think your son's hands were the only one that saved him. :)

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~Jamie~ said...

God is so good! Th brought tears to my eyes, just couldn't imagine getting that call. Will be praying for his quick recovery!

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