We may witness the start of a new day, but we can never know its end. Such was one good Sunday, on the 29th December, 2013 when the festive mood was still high that could have been the end of my life story.
My friend and I were driving to join other friends in Mombasa for New Year celebrations. We left Nairobi at around 5.30 in the morning and after about four uneventful hours, the unthinkable happened. We had just reached at the entrance of Tsavo west in Mtito Andei, when a bus coming from Mombasa decided to overtake another car on the slope. I quickly swerved slightly to the left and thought I'd avoided the bus. The next instant I heard a very loud bang and the sound of shattering glass. I looked back to find out what was going on only to realize that back side of our car had been totally smashed. It was so bad that you could not tell what make the car was from the back.
It did not make much sense because from the impact, our car should have been span round, but it did not even turn an inch. The door on the driver's side was dented, but neither of us was injured, except a small scratch on my neck caused by the seat belt.
The people who witnessed this were shocked as they would not have expected anyone to survive. The police told us later that they had never seen such an accident with people walking out absolutely unharmed. They confessed that there really must be God and that he really must love us.
I have since realized that every day is truly a blessing, and that we should take each day as an opportunity to do more for the kingdom. I thank God that I have lived to see another day.
After this accident, God asked me to give a certain amount of money to a particular Pastor as a thanksgiving offering. I obeyed. I later came to realize that this Pastor was due for an operation and the moment that I sent the money, he had just gotten off his knees crying to God for provision.
When I later got back to work, I found out that my salary had been increased to an amount I would not have imagined. At the same time, I received a job offer from another company with an even greater salary than the one I had just received. And not just that, but it was the boss of the company himself who came looking for me. I have just been awed by how great God is and what He can do for those who love Him.
My message to everyone: Live in righteousness as though every day is the last day!
Analyst at Kestrel Capital
(I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makes me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8)