What Really Matters
Last Update: Mar 31, 2022
Hello Great WA Community!
Tonight, I want to serve half bread which they say is better than none. I want to share this story I read today with us here; I found it very real and instructive to us as couples, parents, friends, and leaders at various levels. We have to place higher values on our loved ones than on things. For privacy reasons, I will substitute the names in this story with Alphabets.
The Real Story As Told
Mr.. A. was driving to work one morning when he bumped fenders with another motorist. Both cars stopped, and the woman driving the other car got out to survey the damage. (call her Ms. B.).
She was distraught. It was her fault, she admitted, and hers was a new car, less than two days from the showroom. She dreaded facing her husband.
Mr. A. was sympathetic, but he had to pursue the exchange of license and registration data. She reached into her glove compartment to retrieve the documents in an envelope.
On the first paper to tumble out, written in her husband's distinctive hand, were these words:
"In case of an accident, remember, Honey, it's you I love, not the car.":
Do you know what? This was my expression to my daughter when she had a very fatal accident on the Texas highway during the 2021 winter heavy snowy day. She miraculously escaped death, but the car and every other item, phone, valuables loaded in the truck, the passengers seat, the floor of the car all were unretrievable everything got smashed
Still, I was so grateful that my daughter was alive. Rescued by a Good Samaritan, a destiny helper who stopped on the Texas highway and helped rescued her and took her to an emergency!. It is a miracle that I will never forget, and for which I will remain eternally grateful to God. But, when she regained consciousness in the emergency room, she started weeping, for the car and all her belongings that were loaded inside that nothing were recovered.
I try to explain to her that her life is more precious and worth more than any material things. I assured her that the family love her more than anything else, gradually, the love, care, and comfort she received helped her during her recovery. So, that's why this story resonated with me.
Friends that's my story.
We learn every day. Don't forget the things that really matter.
Wow, Sarah! God was sure looking out for your daughter that day!
You're right--possessions are nothing. We are EVERYTHING. We were born with nothing and nothing is what we will leave this mortal journey with!
Sure He was Jeff! It was a miracle that shocked everyone that saw the car from where a stranger stopped under the extreme winter conditions and rescued my daughter. All glory belongs to Him and my debts of gratitude to that Good Samaritan. Jeff, you're right, there is nothing greater than life. So if people believe that to be true they should live it intentionally.
Thank God for that good Samaritan, Sarah! We should make the best of every single day that God gives us. If they don't go the way that we like, we must realize that it is then that He is trying to teach us something!
Enjoy sharing about our beloved. Every now and then, we have to abandon our website because we have to pay more attention to our loved one. My two-month-old grandson stays with me, I can only go to my website when he's asleep. Compared with your story, my loss is minor.
I believe that we will appreciate life better if we really understand what matters most. Well done Stephen!
Amen. Worldly possessions can be replaced. However you only have one life to live and there are alot of people if not “all” that needs to be reminded of that daily. “One life to live.” So, worry not for the “things” that can and shall be replaced.
But be gracious for the lives that cannot. We only have one. Thank you for your story…🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
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Things are never as important as people.
Absolutely Stephen! Thanks for commenting.