For today's post, I would like to share with you all an incident on how wonderful it is that our prayers were answered by God in the nick of time! We had our final family holiday for 2013 in Penang and were half way into our journey when one of the car's tyres punctured. I didn't even realised it happening (never experience it before and do not know what sort of sounds to look out for) until hubby slowed down his driving and wind down his window to listen to the screeching sound outside made by his front tyre.
Oh boy... I remembered how worried I was then. In the middle of the highway, not much space on the side lane for us to park and change tyre, it was about 12 noon, VERY HOT SUN and the thought of our kids getting cranky just add on to my worries then. Hubby made a quick call to his 2nd brother for his opinion - whether we should call the auto service to come and repair the tyre or is it OK for hubby to change the tyre himself. Hubby's family was in the auto repair line so he has the knowledge and skills to change the tyre of course, just that if possible he doesn't want to be changing the tyre in the hot sun with very minimal space in a busy highway lane.
His brother said he will call back with the auto service number and right after hubby hung up the phone, we saw a highway patrol jeep passing by RIGHT NEXT TO US. Okay, not exactly next to us as our car was actually in between 2 busy lanes. I wind down my window and waved at the patrol car and the driver initially gave us a thumbs up sign (probably signalling to us everything OK or something) and was about to continue to drive off and I quickly shouted we need help with our car.
Thank God they heard us and stopped their car. They told hubby to drive over our car to their side lane while they helped to change the tyre for us. It's just amazing how God heard our prayers and took care of our worries by sending these helpful patrol officers right on time to help us out.
Everything was fixed under half an hour while our kiddos and I remained inside the car. Thank God again they were calm and curious to what was happening outside and I took the opportunity to explain to our almost 5 years old boy what is happening, why the tyre needs to be changed, how God answers our prayers and so on.
Once the tyre was replaced, the patrol officers guided hubby to the nearest tyre shop so that we can get a replacement tyre (just in case this happens again as we continued on our journey). Thank God the tyre shop is open and we managed to get a new tyre for backup and continued on our journey then.
Isn't God wonderful?
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him. ~ 1 John 5:14-15 (NIV)
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