Friday, March 25, 2011

Protection Beyond Understanding.

Ray decided we were due for a day out.
Time for just us.
So the Harley came out and he polished it up.

We are getting to old for this I thought.
But, it was still a good idea.

The road we took is a busy fast one.
One where huge lumber semi's fly along.
I'm terrified of those trucks, so I prayed we had no problem with any today.
Not long on the way a monster was roaring up behind us.
Ray had to to go very fast to keep in front and safe.
I hung on and prayed.
I prayed for safety and I thanked the Lord for all His goodness to us.
Suddenly I saw in my mind, our bike with a flat tyre?
How silly?
I shook the thought away and kept a close eye on the revision mirror and that truck looming nearer.
Well, eventually it turned off after following us some 40klm.
Thank God I sighed.
We soon arrived at our destination.
It was hot and we parked and went to get a drink.

Returning, guess what?
The bike had a flat tyre.

Can you believe it?

I wonder if the Lord had not planted it in my mind to pray.
What would have happened to us??
We may have been another road fatality!

Something we all need to realise.
Our days are numbered and only the Lord knows when we will meet him.
We always need to be ready.

"Show me, O LORD, my life's end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting is my life."
Psalm 39:4

 "A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps."
                                                  Proverbs 16:9

                                        Taken in Montana 2006.

                                     God has always been with us....



  1. You look like such a cooool couple. I'd like to meet Ray.

    Well, thank God you were OK! Yes, we need to be ready at all times. Great post!

  2. That looks like you have fun riding your Harley and I am sure your prayers kept you safe.

  3. Hi Mary! I love your blog, I think it would be fun to own a Harley, it is a fantasy of ours. Thank you for visiting my blog and your comment. I will have to check out the site you mentioned about the sepia photo. It sounds like my kind of place. It seems you and I have so much in common. You mentioned Rogersville, Tennessee in your profile. Tomorrow morning at 4 am we leave for Knoxville, Tennessee, to look for a house. I am originally from Clinton, TN.

    Thanks again! BTW, my husband is Clint who commented right above me :-)

  4. This gave me goose bumps, Crystal Mary. Praise God for the care He gave to you and your dear husband. Yes, I believe he did tell to pray! Or maybe an angle put the thought into your head...who knows except, praise God!It's the Annunciation today too - the 25th! Which makes your story even more special!

  5. You guys are so cute! I love that pic! Really, God is looking after you and I am glad that you were obedient and prayed. Praise God!


  6. Great pic of the two of you. a flat is not so bad,tey having a cylinder blow out while you are riding,that's fun.NOT!That happened to me while riding one day. I guess my 350 decided to give up the ghost.

  7. Okay you two are sooooo cute. That was so awesome and thank God HE got you back! A God Wink for sure!

  8. I also know I would be afraid on a motorcycle. My friend had an accident, the bike went on its side and her leg was scraped up pretty good. So may the Lord keep you safe when riding. Thank you for viewing my pictures. Pictures are treasures that we catch in time and that space is no more, so we enjoy seeing them. Have a nice weekend.

  9. Hello!

    We can not comment that just by looking at already feel the wind in your hair!

    I admire those who know how to live!

    My congratulations!

    A great weekend!


  10. Our God is awesome, what a wonderful "God Sighting"....!

  11. Wow!!! I truly praise God that the flat tire didn't occur when you both were on the road!!! This truly is a miracle from God!!!

    I love the photo of you two, for you both look so happy and nice together!!!

    I praise God for the both of you!!!

    Love to you both in Christ,


  12. Hiya Clint, Thanks mate.

    Hi Terra, Blessings to you, God is si good.

    Woohooo Cindy, lovely to meet Clint's wifey! xx

    Hiya Ann, The annunciation..visitation of the Angel announcing... WOW! Miracles do happen. x

    Dearest Joy, Cof God, I don't believe we ever realise how we are watched over and cared for.x

    Hi Mike,We were travelling very fast and there was no place to pull off..we would have been two flying

    Sr Ann, Love you Sis. xx

    Hi Sandie, Its fun but dangerous. xx

    Hello Margaret lovely to meet you. I have been thrown off twice and it happens so fast. One time I was stunned for a while and lay there thinking how funny I must look and began hurts.

    Vinicius, Great to see you. Have a good weekend also.

    Hello Mary, Yes, our God is awesome.

    Hiya Lon, Love to you also brother. Hugs.

  13. Proverbs 16:9 - one of my favorite verses
    Psalms 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

  14. You never get too old for a two wheeler. :) Nice story.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog.


  15. You go, girl!!! You look very cool as a biker chick! My husband had a Honda motorcycle when I met him, he had owned many in his life, it was a wild streak that I found exciting!! During our courtship, he taught me to ride it. He managed his cousin's motorcycle shop for a while. God was surely watching over you!!!!

  16. Hello Deano, I love that proverbs verse also. Good one.

    Kjell, Thank you for stopping by also.

    Ginny, There is a wild streak. But, my body isn't as willing as it once was. xx

  17. I doubt if we know the smallest percentage of the times the Lord has protected us from harm, though most of us remember a FEW.

  18. wow Crystal...that is amazing...that you saw the flat tire before it happened and gave you time to pray....and great pic of the two of you.....

  19. Thank you so much for sharing - honestly - on all levels - from the simple level of enjoying a perfect day, from the level of earthly concern - and, especially from the deeper level of your relationship with the Divine, your willingness to LISTEN and the Holiness of your Protection . .

    How terrific is this?
    Thank you (again)
    Love & Love,

  20. Praise God you were fine on the road. It is amazing the way God will give us foreknowledge on some things. It always makes me happy to know I still hear HIS voice.

  21. Thank you so much for sharing this, and for your comment to me! Yes, God is always with us,and we do always need to pray!

  22. wow,thank God for His protection! I used to have a scar (its faded now) on one leg that I got from a bike muffler burn. I called it my Rarotongan tatoo. I was living in Raro at the time.

  23. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I am afraid of motorcycles. I think I worry to much about having a wreck. Very nice picture of you and your husband. I glad you had a flat after you had quit riding.

  24. This is so true - we need to always come under the shelter of the Almighty.

    The picture of Ray and you is beautiful - you look great in your leather vest!


  25. G'day Crystal Mary,

    Besides getting the flat tyre, I hope your day out together was still enjoyable. How wonderful it is to be riding in the breeze on the back of a Harley. My neighbour has a Harley too. Very cool photo of you both! Do you belong to the Ulysses Club? I remember how nice they all were to me when I was visiting Ayers Rock.

    I'm glad you arrived home safely. Praise God for His love and protection!

    Blessings, Kerrie

  26. Hello ya in Christ Jesus!! Hugs xx

    Hi Kerrie, No not in Ulysses. Ray has riden with 'Tribe of Judah.' Christian Bikers.. xx

  27. I wonder how many times the Lord prompts us to pray and we avoid a tragedy. O how many times He has protected us, and we do not even realize it.


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