A week ago last Monday (May 23, 2016) I was involved in a wreck that practically destroyed our SUV. It was new to us and we hadn’t even made our 2nd payment on it. I was going across an intersection and another driver ran (disobeyed) the red light and hit me.
The driver of the other vehicle and I had to be taken by ambulance to the emergency. I thank God he and I weren’t seriously injured.
“But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you. – Luke 6:27-28
I was already in the ambulance and I overheard some emergency personnel talking and I learned Mr. Houston lied and said I ran the light. Now here I am laying on a stretcher, immobilized with a neck harness, tape, and straps, looking up at the ceiling of the ambulance , getting angry. The man who ran the light destroyed our SUV and now he’s lying on me.
Then the door of the ambulance opened and they put Mr. Houston in the ambulance with me. I wanted to say something to him, but I remained quiet because I was still upset. But then a calm came over me and the Holy Spirit urged me to ask the other driver his name. He told me, Houston. The Holy Spirit urged me to ask him was he okay. He said he was, as well as can be expected and thanked me for asking. There were a few minutes of silence as we rode to the emergency room.
They were about to take Mr. Houston out of the ambulance after we arrived. The Holy Spirit urged me to reach over to him and grab Mr. Houston’s hand. I held his hand up and told him we were going to be okay.
I’m so glad Jesus has taught me how to handle situations where it calls for a show of love, compassion and forgiveness, and not a display of anger. People of this world are conditioned to get angry at someone who has cost them a loss intentionally, or unintentionally. I thank God I’ve learned and He allowed me to see growth through Jesus in this stressful situation.