The Car Wreck Miracle
I’m writing from a hotel lobby in Maryland, where Kayti was working at summer camp. On her last day here, she was in a serious car wreck. By the extreme grace of God, she and her three friends walked away without a scratch . When I saw the car I burst into tears.
And when I found out that if she hadn’t swerved to miss the guy, it’s likely that her passenger would have been killed. It turns out that she didn’t avoid him completely – just changed the impact location – and so her car is almost certainly totalled. It filled with black smoke, the air bag deployed, and the windshield’s busted on the driver’s side. The tow truck guy says there’s no way the ins co will consider it worth fixing, so that’s what we’re going on. (If we thought they’d fix it quickly on Monday we might stay up here. But even if it were fixable it’d be no quick fix, that’s for sure.
The guy who caused the accident shot through a red light – she thinks with no headlights on, she says all that she saw was a shadow and she swerved to avoid that (it was very late Fri night when this happened). The guy left his car and took off running. The cops caught up to him at the 7-11 and arrested him. We still don’t know anything about him – name, whether he’s got insurance, whether he was drunk – but we’ve started praying that he does have insurance and that he gets to know Jesus.
The KICKER is that about a week ago I got notice from the Lord that Kayt would be in a car wreck before she left MD. So I have been praying all week, tho tempted to chalk it up to a momma worrying too much!! I didn’t even tell Ken about it!! When she called, hysterical, to tell us what happened, I knew that God had answered my prayers. I told Ken and his jaw dropped – God had told him the same thing, and he’d also been praying all week!!! What a wonderful God we serve!!!
The trip to Charlotte was lovely – and the ministry was absolutely incredible. I had an experience with Jesus that just rocks my socks off, and I’ll say more about that later too. We got to minister to a mom and her adult daughter after it was all over, and God gave me several incredibly accurate words of knowledge for them – things that not only could I not have known, but things that the daughter didn’t want to admit but finally did. The presence of the Lord in that big field was so incredible I don’t know how to describe it.
PLEASE join us in praying that the insurance companies will settle this quickly because Kayti’s GOT to be in Lakeland, FL early Sat morning for college!! If she doesn’t have a replacement car by then, we very well might need to rent a car and drive her down, or possibly put her on the Amtrak (which she despises, but it’s cheaper!!) I guess if we did that, we’d have to fedex all her stuff to her too. But God’s got a solution! 🙂