We have totally seen the Lord’s Hand. Let me explain.
1. When the tire alarm was going off, we had to find an exit to pull off on. We ended up being about three miles from an exit, and upon taking it, we saw signs that said “accident ahead” on the highway, and brake lights. Wow!
2. As we pulled into the Petro, the transmission light strangely came on. The tires ended up not having any problems, but the transmission light continued to stay on. If the tire alarm hadn’t gone off (which it turned out was for no reason), we wouldn’t have stopped, and we would have been stuck in the traffic back up, with a transmission problem, and likely have been stranded right there.
3. The transmission was heating up just parked, so Dad and John decided we needed to get back on the road. The interstate was now closed, and the only option was a back road. So, we took it.
4. We hit rain on the two lane road, but we were fine.
5. I found a Detroit Diesel shop which was about 30 miles away. We were already driving that direction.
6. We were grateful the transmission was stuck in third and not first.
7. We got to the shop, and we reset something on the transmission. It popped out of third, and we wondered if it was fixed.
8. As we began to drive to see if it was working, it popped into first. Wow! That made us even more grateful that we were in third before. Those thirty miles would have gone very slowly.
9. Dad talked to the service guy, and he had an idea for what might be the problem. It is possibly as simple as a speed sensor that went bad. They said they can look at it right away in the morning when they open at 7:30 a.m.
10. We are just praising the Lord. Truly, we rest in His hands. We didn’t have any conferences scheduled until Friday, so it’s all fine.
11. We would appreciate prayer that it would get fixed easily and quickly in the morning.
12. And, we have a great place to park and all the amenities we need right here (beds, food, air conditioning via the generator). What more could you want?!
“I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye” (Psalms 32:8).