The Father's Protective Hand

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The Father's Protective Hand

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The Father's Protective Hand

Written by Luz Leigh - 18 February 2009

The woman watched as the white Ford truck drove slowly away from her driveway. The driver of the truck was a very cautious driver, so it was no surprise that she came to a full stop at the stop sign at the top of the hill where the street intersected with a busy highway. After waiting patiently as the cars passed, she cautiously pulled on to the highway and was soon out of sight.

As she always did, the woman bowed her head and asked her heavenly Father to once again place His protective hand over her child. This was a heartfelt ritual she went through each time any of her children left her home. But, this one seemed to have been the one who, over the years, had needed His help so many times.

When her daughter was five years old she was riding her brother's horse, a tame bay that had been raised by the family from a new-born foal. The horse was gentle as could be and only for that reason did the parents allow the little girl to ride alone. No one ever knew what caused the little girl to fall from the horse ... it was speculated the horse may have stumbled or shied away from something that startled her. All the little girl could tell her family was, "I fell off." The older brother saw his little sister on the ground near the horse which was standing quietly nearby. He ran as fast as an eleven-year-old could, picked her up and soothed her as he carried her back to the house. Although her arm was broken and required an overnight stay at the hospital, the family was so thankful nothing worse occurred. The child could have been stepped on by the horse and harmed, or other injuries could have been sustained. But, the Father had His hand over her, protecting her. At the hospital her daddy sat by her bed all night, comforting her until he could bring his precious little girl home.

A few years went by with nothing outstanding happening to the child, for which her family was thankful. Then, the phone call that no parent wants to receive, came in the middle of the night. "This is the hospital calling; your daughter is at the emergency room. You need to come, give us permission your to treat her." There had been an automobile accident. The doctor at the emergency room had told the parents there were broken vertebrae in her neck. She would require more care than the local hospital could provide. By the time dawn arrived, the teen had been transferred to a large medical center via medical helicopter where she would remain seventeen days following surgery. The mother never left her side at the hospital and once again, her daddy sat throughout the night when he could, keeping watch over this child of his. Again, the parents knew the hand of the Lord had been over her.

After rehabilitation the teen returned to classes at the local high school. Then nine months after the auto accident, the mother received another phone call. There had been another auto accident; this time the injuries were not as serious. Just lots of cuts and bruises, but no broken bones. Once again, the hand of the Lord was over her, protecting her from serious bodily harm.

So, on this day as she watched the truck drive out of sight, she was naturally breathing her prayer for His hand to be over her grown child. Her daughter was now the mother of two children. Those children have a praying mother and grandmother who ask for the greatest blessing ... His protective hand over them.

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." Psalm 61:1,2

If you make the Most High your dwelling----He will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. Psalm 61:9a, 11

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