Ok! Before I say anything, can you put both hands up and say a big thank you to our ever faithful God for the privilege of another day? For countless journeys and His mercies that attend each trip, for the seemingly mundane things like waking up every day, eating the food digesting without any issues, the gift of air (and the ability to breathe unaided) that He gives without fail everyday, the functional brain, heart, and organs we’ve got, I could go on and on and on!! This God is merciful o!!!
Today’s chronicle is a testimony that happened this morning. Seriously. And I want you to read, and join me in appreciating this great God!
I spent the night at Wumi’s house because my flatmate has to be away for a few days and as much as I love the Broadway house I hate sleeping alone in a building. And the house is big!
So I slept at Wumi’s, we woke up early because she had to go to work and I had to run through a lot on my to-do list (books, culinary, laundry), before night/end of the day.
Walking home, there’s a T junction I have to cross which I always dread (today was no exception) especially there’s no ‘pedestrian help’ (I don’t know the name of that thing but I’m sure you get the idea). Anyways, so I approached the road as cautiously as always. Listening to MI and Waje‘s ‘One Naira’ on my iPod, I looked left, right, and then left again. Abi? All clear, so I crossed.
I forgot to mention that it’s a two-lane road, going and coming. There was a truck blocking my view from seeing the other lane but honestly I had seen a bus parked at the bus stop (effectively stopping any other car from moving past it) and of course there was the truck on my side, caught in traffic. Also, I had seen the line of people waiting to board the bus and calculated that it would be enough time for me to cross the road. Again, meant all clear abi?
I entered the road, and next I saw was the terrifying red of the bus inches away from me. How he pressed the brakes, how I got over my initial stunned state and got to the sidewalk, I will never know. I do remember running of course, but I also remember thinking, ‘this is it’.
Thank you Jesus from the bottom of my heart for keeping me, for not letting my family and friends mourn. Thank you for preserving me, and thank you for the privilege of another day!!!
Home safe, sound but still very shaken, it’s time to go have another bath. Why? I just noticed that I peed on myself. *sigh*
- I Just Thank You Lord (ubebetternotbitter.wordpress.com)
- When the waters are murky, He is perfectly clear… (sunshinelittleone.wordpress.com)
- Today’s Prayer – Delight in the Lord (mychristiancoffeeshop.wordpress.com)
- No fear, except for the fear of God! (madetofish.com)
- Set our affections on Him, Practise the presence of God. (godspace.typepad.com)