It was a hot day in Kansas when one of the large howitzer tanks lost communications and I went to look for a loose wire, bad splice, or cut in the wire. Or maybe I had to replace the phone entirely.
So in my sweaty fatigue clothes and black boots I stepped up on the side of the tank’s track wheels at the port opening of the tank where I knew the phone should be — only to hear the lieutenant give a voice command to fire.
I had completely missed him standing back in the middle of the battery of tanks giving orders.
So the charge ignited the projectile with a thundering boom which rocked the tank backwards — and me off to the side about ten yards onto a muddy area that was laced with tank track grooves and smashed weeds.
I lay there for the longest time and couldn’t hear anything for awhile.
But I knew God was present.
Consider the dangers in life and how small we can be — but that despite any disability God is still present to give us love and mercy.
The Bible states we are formed for his purpose (Isaiah 43: &). No, not for the devil’s purpose but God to give witness and praise – for the extension of his kingdom.
If you don’t know God, consider visiting a church, pastor, or reading God’s word to become familiar with him. It may be in times of trouble, that God will hear your plea for help and grant you comfort such as I received that day on the field.