This evening after working several hours on different client projects I went to Carl’s Jr’s to grab a burger. After finishing my meal And getting ready to leave the restaurant I sat in my car for a moment. While I sat in my car, and other cars traversed the parking lot, there was one car that arrived & pulled into the handicap spot right in front of the restaurant. As the car arrived and pulled into the handicap spot I did not really pay much attention to the car until I noticed that it continued to move beyond the handicap spot and eventually crushed the 3 mailboxes in front of the restaurant and also crashed into the wall.
The first sight of this was unbelievable but as it dawned upon me that someone had actually severely damaged their car and the restaurant and possibly themselves I jumped out of my car and ran towards the then immobilized vehicle. I was not the first to the scene but another gentleman also met me there who worked at the nearby farm and we did what we could. It turned out that the driver was an elderly lady. When we arrived at her car she appeared disheveled but was conscious. We helped her out of the car and the gentleman put the car in park. While others around the scene helped. the lady by getting her water & a chair to sit in.
During this entire dramatic scene we found out that the lady was a diabetic and also deal t with blood pressure issues. There were several women who remained with the lady and measured her blood pressure while others called the paramedics.
After about thirty minutes, the Fire department and the paramedics arrived. They also had to shut down the Carl’s Jr’s. Reflecting on the entire situation I realize that there could have been a multitude of variables to make the situation worse but God preserved many today and provided me with an opportunity to be in the right place to show the kindness of generosity. Thank you Jesus.
“Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.”
~ John Wesley.