Divine Protection

April 27, 2010 by  
Filed under Food for Thought, Nedda, New Posts

 

ANOTHER WORD FOR “luck” IS “GRACE”

 

How do we known when we are Divinely protected?

Is it just a matter of viewpoint, or is Divine Protection real?

About 6 years ago, a very dear and generous friend gave me a very old, comfortable Buick Le Sabre with 35,000 miles on it. This is the perfect car for me, as I love and appreciate old, worn in, comfortable things. I wear clothes I love until they practically disintegrate. And I prefer to repair things rather than replace them. So this car was a dream come true for me.

Travel forward in time with me to yesterday.

Yesterday, I made my first visit in many years to the huge Westfarms Mall in West Hartford Connecticut. I’m very uncomfortable in these big malls and avoid them whenever possible, but I have “graduated” to needing prescription glasses, and went to the optical store in J. C. Penny’s for my first experience purchasing several pairs.

When I got back into my car, I began weaving my way through the intricate loops and twists of the parking lot maze, heading, eventually, back to the main road. As I approached the first stop sign in this meandering, I stepped on the brake. This created an odd sensation I was not prepared to experience: the brake pedal descended straight to the floor. Because I was driving uphill toward the Stop sign, the car easily stopped.

Talk about protection!

  • I was going up hill.
  • There were no other cars around.
  • I was going slowly.

And in that moment, the brake lines broke and fluid poured out onto the road.

Many years ago, I had another Buick, that time a Skylark. I kept that car going for 15 years. I named it “Bionic Buick” when both the motor and transmission were rebuilt. That car had over 150,000 miles on it before it disintegrated.

“Bionic Buick” and I had many adventures together. In one adventure, I was driving on a back road, flat surface, approaching a stop sign, no other cars around. I rolled up to the stop sign and hit brakes – which no longer worked because the brakes lines were broken. Divine Protection had once again made sure I was out of traffic, travelling slowly, and on a flat surface.

Again, I was protected!

  • I was on a back road.
  • I was on flat ground.
  • I was the only car there.
  • I was moving slowly.

As if this isn’t enough protection, the Ford Taurus I had between the two Buicks also lasted longer than most people keep a car – can’t remember exactly, but about 12 years. Again, I was fully protected when driving this car. During its elder years, I pulled into the driveway at the barn where Echo lived and proceed to park. Suddenly, I couldn’t steer – a tie rod had snapped and one front wheel was no longer connected to the steering wheel. When the repair man looked at it, he said it broke in a very odd place. Good thing I wasn’t driving even at 30 mph when this happened.

Talk about protection!

  • I was off the road.
  • I was parking the car.
  • I was moving at about 1 mph.

So I am clearly Blessed and Divinely Protected, and I know it.

If I needed any more proof, I would be a fool.

Some years ago I realized that “luck” is really “grace” – a Divine gift. Giving thanks – showing appreciation and gratitude – brings more Grace into our lives.

“Thank you, Oh Divine Lord, for all the Grace and other Divine Gifts you have sent and continue to send into my life.
It is SO appreciated!”

Namaste,
Nedda

p.s. – Please comment by sharing a bit of the Divine Grace in your life.  We all will receive some of that Grace just by reading about it.  Thanks.