The Lord's Grace
General Stories of God's Grace
The Train Wreck
28 July 2001
I was driving to the grocery store and just thinking of everything on my list to do today. Taking the kids to soccer practice, cleaning the house, getting groceries, getting the oil changed in the car, the list went on and on.
I was feeling overwhelmed and was already tired before I had even gotten started. On my way to the store I saw something horrible happen, a train had run into a car that was crossing the tracks. I thought "Oh no! This is horrible, there is no way the driver of that car could have lived!"
I was the closest car to the tracks so I put my car in park and got out. I ran over to the car and looked in and could not believe what I was seeing. Tears came to my eyes and I just couldn't take it. Inside the car was a woman driving that was obviously dead. In the backseat was a baby in it's car seat bleeding everywhere and next to the baby was a little girl who I guessed to be about 4 years old and she was bleeding also.
Just then the little girl spoke. She said, "Is my mommy and baby sister okay?"
I just looked at her and said, "Honey I don't know. There is a doctor on his way right now."
Just then the little girl started crying saying, "Don't take my mommy and my baby sister. Take me with you too!! Please!"
She was pleading at who knows what to take her, but take her where?
I asked the little girl who she was talking to and she said, "Don't you see? That Angel is taking my mommy and my baby sister! I want to go with them too! My mommy is waving goodbye to me and she is holding my baby sister and she is smiling!"
The little girl started to cry because she did not want to stay, she wanted to go with her mommy and her baby sister. I felt so sorry for her. I didn't believe in God and I thought to myself, where did an Angel come from? What kind of God would take a mommy and a baby but not the little sister?
At that moment I saw the little girl start to smile so big as she held her arms out to something, someone to pick her up. I thought to myself that she must be delirious and maybe she is hurt worse than I thought. Just then the little girl closed her eyes and slumped over in her seat. She was dead!
I couldn't be sad even though this was a 4-year-old little girl that had just died. You wouldn't be sad either if you could see that beautiful smile on her face! I guess her mommy and baby sister came back to get her.
That was also the day that God came to get me, as that was the day that I became a believer and turned my life over to the Living God.
Jesus said, "If you are ashamed of me, I will be ashamed of you before my Father."
I do love God. He is my source of existence and Savior. He keeps me functioning each and everyday. Without Him, I will be nothing. Without Him, I am nothing, but with Him, I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me.(Phil 4:13)