He “Wheel” Never Let You Down #TestimonyTuesday

It has been a while since my last Testimony Tuesday post and this fairly minor event came immediately to mind when I sat down to write. Sometimes only in hindsight do we see the Lord’s hand.

I cannot remember exactly when this was, but certainly sometime in the last dozen years! I was at work, and my phone rang so naturally I answered. It was my wife. She had gone out for the day and when returning to the car, had found the tyre completely flat. Neither my wife or I are particularly mechanical, so even if I had been with her, I probably wouldn’t have been much help!

“What are you going to do?” I asked, trying to recall if I had sorted out a car recovery service or not.

“I’m going to try and change it,” she said.

“Have you ever changed a tyre?” I asked, adding it to the list of things I didn’t know about my wife but perhaps should have.

“No, but I don’t have much choice. My only worry is being strong enough to undo the wheel nuts.”

I would like to tell you that I prayed then and there, but I did not for two reasons. Firstly, I was stood in the middle of my quite busy office and generally prayer is frowned upon.

Secondly, and perhaps more pertinently, I heard another voice on the phone.

“Do you need any help love?” it was a man’s voice I did not recognise. “Yes please!” I heard my wife reply. I thought it best not to point out that in normal circumstances she would be somewhat irritated by being called “love,” by a stranger.

And right then and there, he picked up the tools and swapped out the defective tyre for the spare. To this day, I don’t know his name or where he came from. He just showed up in my wife’s hour of need and helped her out.

Looking back, I realise that God was watching over us. I am not suggesting this man was some kind of angelic being specialising in auto-mechanics, but a kind passer-by who just happened to be in the right place at the right time.

I am reminded that as much as I like to think I am in control, and am the one to protect my wife and family, that is not always the case. I cannot be ever-present with them, but God can.

for He has said, “I will never [under any circumstances] desert you [nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless], nor will I forsake or let you down or relax My hold on you [assuredly not]!”

Hebrews 13:5b (AMP(

He will never leave us without support. Thanks be to our God who ever watches over us!

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