Monday, March 22, 2010

A safe trip

On the way home from Florida, I was reminded of just how thankful I should be for every trip made safely, for every arrival at my destination without mishap or trouble.

We passed a raging inferno that was a car carrier, engulfed in flames from the tractor all the way back to the last cars on the trailer.  It was so hot that we could feel the heat on our skin inside our van as we hurried past.  This isn't the greatest picture; I just aimed the camera ahead of time and took the picture without looking because I was too focused on getting past safely.  There weren't even emergency vehicles on the scene yet when we went past.
On the one hand, it was amazing; David said he could see the metal melting and twisting.  (The driver was out of harm's way.)  On the other hand, it was sickening -- the destruction, the raw power, and the loss.  It was a good reminder, though, that our safety is a gift, not a guarantee.

2 comments:

Delighted Hands said...

Glad you were passing and not part of the scenery..........God is so merciful during our many travel miles!

cj and family said...

Amen.