Life is staying at a high-paced speed for us at the Maxwell house. As our trip-counter ticks down, again, we don’t need to consult the calendar to know it’s quickly approaching. The number of “trials” happening remind of us the unseen spiritual battle in progress. We would be very grateful for your prayers as we prepare for this next trip. May Jesus be glorified in everything!
On the bright side, we’ve continued to add new stops to the trip, with the latest new additions being–
“That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ” ( 1 Peter 1:7).
Now that we’re back home we have enjoyed seeing Nathan, Melanie, and the girls! Things are busy as we unpack, but we have found a few moments here and there to run over for some Abby and Bethany time!Â Bethany is so cute and of course everyone loves their turns holding her. Abigail is growing fast and is now a little chatterbox. She scampers here and there talking about the bus and going by-by or whatever else she finds interesting at that time. She is also very happy that we are home for a little while.
â€œBut Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.â€ (Matthew 19:14)
Just a “blog thank you” note to express our gratefulness for your prayers for our traveling home. We saw two specific times where the Lord protected us from an accident, and those are only two that we clearly saw: there may have been others.
Yesterday, when we were in Ogden, Utah, a dump truck came within inches of side-swiping the bus. John was in the back bedroom and said if he’d had a sponge, he could’ve washed the side of the truck :-). We praise the Lord for His protection!
Then, as we motored along across Wyoming, we decided to stop for the 50 cent cones at Little America outside of Rock Springs. As we pulled off the exit, something caught Dad’s eye on the interstate, and what looked like a small explosion from a truck that we were about to pass, had we not taken the exit. Something flew off of the truck up into the air and landed in the grass and the truck crossed from the right lane into the median and came to a dusty halt.
As we looked from Little America we could see the left front fender of the truck had been destroyed from a high speed tire blowout. Â Our hearts were filled with gratitude for the Lord’s protection, as it was very likely we would have been passing that truck when the tire blew and the fender flew apart. The truck would have likely hit the bus as it crossed traffic heading for the median. Amazing our Lord’s protection!
Sarah for all the rest!
“Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word” (Psalms 119:114).
We are now home! Praise the Lord for bringing us home safely. One member of the family slept a normal amount, but the rest of us got a few hours. So, sleep is needed for most, and then we’ll tackle other projects!
Sarah for my wonderful family
“I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth” (Psalms 34:1).
John is now driving, and Anna, Jesse, and I are keeping him company! 🙂 It’s a beautiful morning, and the moon is giving enough light that it makes it interesting as we can see a bit of the countryside.
“For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me” (Psalms 31:3).
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