I couldn’t go to sleep without sharing this.
After a busy day of training, I was home from work. I fell into a nap without knowing for a few hours, and I realised as I woke up that I didn’t cook dinner. My husband was still at work, and I ordered a takeaway because I was too tired to do anything. Though I was awake, the sleepiness lingered around. My phone rang, alerting my senses, and I looked at the screen to find my husband’s number. He said he’s going to be late due to some issues with his motorbike. Since it was already late and we had work tomorrow, my mind was set on dinner and bed.
My mental planning was interrupted by his phone again, but he said he didn’t think he could sort it himself and asked if I could bring a screwdriver or something to help. I put my shoes on, grabbed a coat, car keys and the tools he asked for and went to find him; not that I could do much, but I was thinking of at least leaving the bike somewhere safe and dealing with it tomorrow.
As I found him, I halted the car near the bike on the side of the road with my hazard warning lights on. I had my phone torch on as it’s a country road with no streetlights on. The time was 22:20; the temperature was 11 degrees, it was cold, and there was a slight wind. He tried again but with no luck. We considered calling for help but weren’t sure how long to stay in there (after an exhausting day at work)until help arrived. A few vehicles passed by.
We decided to ‘walk’ the motorbike home, and as he started walking, I followed behind in the car. After a while, he was exhausted and we decided to leave the bike somewhere safe in the road and go home. However, I wasn’t sure if we were doing the right thing. I just prayed in my mind, God, I wish there was someone to help, it’s cold, dark, and we are helpless.
A few moments later, a car stopped beside us to check if we were alright. And one of the two guys asked if we spoke Urdu, to which my husband said no, but we spoke Hindi. They pulled up their car in front of us and helped my hubby fix the chain on his motorbike. Then they followed us and didn’t leave until they made sure we reached home safely. We don’t know who they were or where they were from, but one thing I knew for sure, my God has appointed his angels to help us in our desperate darkest hour of need.
As it is quoted in Psalms 91:11,
“For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.”
As I was about to slip into a deep slumber, I closed my eyes and thanked God for those two lovely people he sent to help us. I smiled in satisfaction at his reassuring reminder that He is there for us no matter how helpless or hopeless we feel, even in the darkness of the night. Thank you, Lord; you are my refuge, my dwelling place.
Much love ❤️
~ Chinchu Gibu
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