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Topic: Write an INSPIRATIONAL or DEVOTIONAL piece (04/26/07)
- TITLE: Samaritan in the Rain
By dub W
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The sky got dark; then drops began to fall on the windshield, and headlights began to appear. Ahead of us I saw a wall of water. “Looks, like we're in for a bad storm.”
My wife paid little attention; she was busy helping one of the grandkids with some schoolwork.
We entered the heavy rain like diving into a pool. The little van struggled in the accumulated water on the highway. A car passed us, then another, and finally a large truck passed us sending a wave of water over the van. Then, all control went out of the steering wheel. I did everything I could to stabilize the van to no avail. In a split second we were on our side and sliding down the shoulder till crashing into a grove of trees and a ditch.
When I awakened I discovered the airbag hanging toward the top of the van. I too was suspended by the shoulder harnesses. Dazed, I knew my head was wet and I could feel water rushing into the cab.
Suddenly, a dark arm reached into the cab and pulled my wife out; the arm appeared again and carried each grandchild out. And, finally, the head and arm of a man reached in and unbuckled me before the water completely overtook the cab.
Once we were out of the van and sitting on the roadside, the man checked us over. Then, saying he was late for work, he got in his pickup and drove away, Minutes later the EMTs and highway patrol arrived.
We never got the name if the man who saved us.
Luke 10:33. But the Samaritan, when he traveled, came to where the man was and took pity upon him. (NIV)
Lord, thank You for those who would stop to help a stranger in need. Add Your blessings on these the Samaritan’s of our world.
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