LUCKY? ‘GOD HAS MY BACK’
This is not a reference to religion of any sort. It is mentioned in “A course in Miracles”, a book worth the reading. However, before the miracle I have a true story I want to tell.
I enjoyed a cappuccino while saying good morning to my FB friends. Afterwards, I decided to go for a run, something I always do when I have the time.
Oh, if you don’t know it, traffic in Brazil is not only heavy but also crazy.
You can imagine the potential on a Monday almost 12pm.
I went by a particularly known route of mine. I observed a butterfly in different tones of yellow and orange finding it quite unusual. While crossing one specific street seeing that the traffic was stopped by the red sign I ran across and decided to enter the pathway.
Jogging down the street and passing by the front of a school I heard this “bang” right behind me. My impression was that a light post had exploded.
I had my headset on. Almost in a theatrical way I looked behind me to see a car, which has been stopped by the only tree on my side about 10 meters away from me.
I didn’t understand anything.
I got back there and saw lots of soap spread all over it, which seemed coming from somewhere inside the engine. The front part of the truck was heavily damaged and I still didn’t see anyone in the driver’s seat. I came closer yelling ‘hi, are you ok?’ And still not a sound.
Someone from the store in front came from the other side, saying there was a child inside. All of us looked at each other almost panicking. I opened the door and the boy screamed for his mother. I took the opportunity to comfort him saying that she would be coming in a bit. The mother was running in a panic
Asking for her son and seeing him fine, she explained what happened.
The truck was hit by the back and when she realized it, she left the car, forgetting the brakes, and leaving the boy inside. The car went downhill just stopping because of a tree.
Recalling the random path the car took (someone mentioned it actually changed direction) I realized I was the only person on the street and if I did not have my headset on, I would not be telling this story so calmly.
GOD LITERALLY HAD MY BACK.
Safe and peaceful by then, I was able to calm down mother and child, who was pointing to the broken parts of the vehicle on the ground with his little hands as if completing a puzzle.
I was still figuring out the why I was there at that moment.
The only thing I knew is that God was yelling at me saying that She had my back.
Juggling with the recent facts I passed by the same street I ran the day before observing the exquisite colors of flowers I haven’t seen previously. I also listened to birds of all kinds and astounded with the beauty surrounding the neighborhood, which I am so used. Another yellow butterfly passed by me, reminding me of what some call a miracle.
Now I can say something really happened on my way.