Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Miracle in Newby

We are visiting with Charlotte's father in the small community of Newby, Texas and woke up this morning to a surprise. A branch off of a large oak tree in the front yard fell off during the night.

Charlotte's dad sleeps in a hospital bed. The tree fell just inches from where he sleeps.
The miracle was that the branch was very large and heavy. The tips of the smaller branches hit the house, but the only damage was a torn screen!

To give you a perspective, the part of the tree that broke off was at least 18 inches in diameter. That branch is about eight feet off of the ground.

The branch fell during the night. Charlotte heard something but could not figure out what the noise was. We didn't discover the damage until the next morning.

It reminds me of the words in Psalm 121:
I lift up my eyes to the hills— where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD watches over you— the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.
The LORD will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life;
the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.