Just a Lucky Car-incidence?

I love stories where two people inexplicably come together at just the right time in a way that defies logic. Case in point: This story by Elizabeth Pettigrew of Germanton, North Carolina, which was featured in a Guideposts e-letter. Click here to sign up for Guideposts‘ free Mysterious Ways newsletter. You’ll also be able to download a free e-book, Mysterious Ways: 9 Inspiring Stories That Show Evidence of God’s Love and God’s Grace.

I had to pay off a loan but where was the money going to come from?

I lay in bed one sleepless night tossing and turning. For months now I’d been trying to figure out how to pay off a personal loan of three thousand dollars. The only thing I could come up with was selling my ’98 Volvo station wagon since I no longer needed it. But I hadn’t had any luck with a buyer.

Now here it was past midnight and I knew I wasn’t going to sleep a wink, what with worrying. Lord, I begged, please help. I need to sell my car. But even prayer didn’t give me peace. I lay there wide awake, watching the time go by. Around 1:30 am my phone rang. I looked at the caller ID. “Anthony,” it read. That’s odd, I thought. He’s never called so late before. Anthony is a longtime friend who lives out of state. Why would he be calling me at such a late hour?

“Hello,” I answered.

“Hi, Elizabeth,” Anthony said. “I’m sorry to call so late, but I’m traveling through the area and would love to stop by and say hello for a few minutes.”

“Sure,” I said. “I’m up.”

I headed out to my balcony to wait for Anthony. He pulled up in a large SUV, a far cry from the four-door sedan I was used to seeing him drive. “When did you get a new car?” I said after I hugged him and invited him in.

“Oh, it’s just a rental,” he said. “During a big storm a tree fell on my car and my insurance company is giving me some trouble with the claim.”

“That’s a shame,” I said.

“I just wish I knew someone I could buy a car from for a few thousand dollars, until I can get this insurance business sorted out.”

My jaw dropped. “I think I have just the car for you,” I said.

That night Anthony left with the title to a ‘98 Volvo and I had my three thousand dollars to cover the loan, and the peace I’d so desperately needed.

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2 Responses to “Just a Lucky Car-incidence?”

  1. mel Says:

    God really listens to our prayers, we just sometimes forget to ask for his assistance because we frequently rely on our own selves in solving our problems.

  2. Phil Bolsta Says:

    True that, Melanie.

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