Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Angels with mechanical skills...

As Louise and I have been driving through the United States, we have prayed for God's protection over us and our brave little old car, asking that He would give His angels charge over us and jokingly adding that we would prefer angels who had mechanical skills. Today, we believe He quite literally answered our prayers.

We had been traveling from Port Arthur, where we had visited the home of Janis Joplin and the exhibit in the local Gulf Museum there...another childhood dream come true!



The weather had been bad, but it cleared up as we drove further East. We had planned to go to a State Park on the Gulf Coast so that we could add a seaside experience to our list. And then it happened...

At first all we heard was a noise. I initially thought it was the road, but it soon became apparent that it was the rear tire. We stopped. Yup. as flat as can be...and the other one was not much better...as bald as me. So, we started unloading the trunk to get to the spare and then he pulled up.

He was a smallish man in an emergency road side assistance vehicle. He hopped out of his truck, came over smiling and asking what was wrong ( was that an Irish accent?), and when he saw the flat, he went back to his truck, got a professional jack out and proceeded to change our tire. He didn't ask...he didn't offer...he just did it. When the task was done, he gave us some advice, told us to take care, hopped back into his truck and was gone. It all happened so quickly, I didn't even get to ask him his name...

An angel? With mechanical skills? I'd like to think so...


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