Last week one of our parishioners, John Lea, was involved in a serious car accident through no fault of his own. On Route 1 coming back from Perth in the evening he encountered a car straddled across his lane. It was dark, there was no warning. The resulting damage to his vehicle is in the picture. Wonderfully, perhaps miraculously John was able to get out the car and despite being kept in hospital for observation over the weekend has nothing more than serious bruises from his seat belt and a small cut on his hand.
The attending police and ambulance medics were all (honestly) amazed that he was so unhurt. When John sent the picture to us he said…
I walked out of this thank the Lord.
Next time you see him ask him about it. It is a remarkable deliverance; he could have been killed or seriously injured.
It is events like these that can often leave us with questions about how God is working in our lives right now. At St Nicholas we believe that sharing these stories builds our faith and can bring us encouragement.
This reminds us of the story of Jesus’ encounter with the man living in the region of the Gerasenes. After a remarkable deliverance and reclothed in his right mind Jesus sends him home, back to his community to be a witness to what God had done.
Luke 8:39 ‘39 “Return home and tell how much God has done for you.” So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him.’
So thank you John for returning home and telling us how much God has done for you.
Which leaves us with the question…
How is God working in your life right now?