Christian Author: Nancy W. Boyer

Narrow Escapes…a Brush with Death…”Why was I spared?”

Landslide in Bolivia

                                                 Landslide in Bolivia

near deathIt is hard to understand how things can happen with no way to explain them.  Is it purely accidental…Divine intervention…or just pure luck…that a person escapes harm or death?

For the Christian believer, we trust that we are in God’s Hands…and we believe that He knows everything about us and what every day will bring.  I have never understood why a newscast reporter speaks to a survivor of some disaster  and the person says “Someone up there must have been looking after me!”  Do they think that God turned His back on those who died?  I believe God loves all people…and some things happen because of a natural event.
Nature pulls out the stops; people make decisions that harm; a careless worker does not do his/her job….we could go on and on….but those near-death experiences certainly do make one take a long, hard look at their lives.

  • Maybe life will be shorter than I think.
  • Perhaps my priorities in life should be given a look.
  • If I were given a second chance, how do I change things?
  • Maybe I should think seriously about my spiritual life and what faith means…or does not mean to me.   Perhaps this should be my greatest thought aside from the mundane things of life.

Whatever goes through our minds or thoughts about near-death experiences of others or ourselves….the unexplained…but the question remains in our thoughts, “Why was I spared?”  There is probably not an answer to this.  Thank God we have today!     Enjoy the sun and flowers; the moon and stars; family and friends….for we know not what will happen in the next moment.

As an example SO WHAT TO DO IF:

This is not the method

This is not the method

If your car dangles over a cliff:  ( Edited by Waited, Krystle, Will, Nicole Willson and 41 others)  1. stay calm 2. Keep your foot on the brake if it is already there.  3 Set the parking brake. Pull the brake handle very slowly and smoothly, and stop if you detect any movement. If your foot is on the brake pedal, slowly remove it. 4 Open the windows 5.Turn off the motor 6. Take off your seat belt 7 Unlock the doors 8 Move in planned unison. If there are multiple people in the car, make a plan  before anybody moves. Typically, those who are seated closest to the cliff’s edge should get out first if possible. This will maintain a favorable balance of weight in the vehicle. 9 Watch, listen, and feel for movement. If you feel, hear, or see a slight movement, immediately stop what you’re doing. Your instinct will probably be to push-off from the car and leap out as quickly as possible, but this is not wise if there are other passengers who have not yet exited the vehicle. Instead, stop for a moment to see if the movement stops. If you detect a more pronounced movement or movement that doesn’t immediately stop, it’s time to scramble out as quickly as possible and hope for the best….ALSO PRAYING IS GOOD. Maybe you will have a miracle.

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