Monday, September 08, 2008

Angels Watching Over Me?

Remember the old Amy Grant song, Angels Watching Over Me?

God only knows the times my life was threatened just today.
A reckless car ran out of gas before it ran my way.
Near misses all around me, accidents unknown,
Though I never see with human eyes the hands that lead me home.
But I know they're all around me all day and through the night.
When the enemy is closing in, I know sometimes they fight
To keep my feet from falling, I'll never turn away.
If you're asking what's protecting me then you're gonna hear me say:

Got his angels watching over me, every move I make,
Angles watching over me!
Angels watching over me, every step I take,
Angels watching over me....

Yesterday I looked at the paper and saw something that made me think of this song:

Saturday evening (about 7 pm) a car driving north at a substantial rate of speed passed several vehicles that were stopped at a 4-way stop and struck a woman's vehicle as it entered the intersection. The woman died at the scene. The driver was charged with a fourth-offense felony DUI, homicide by vehicle, reckless driving, driving on a revoked license, driving without insurance, and running a stop sign.

But why my reaction? On Saturday evening (about 5 pm) I was driving in a different part of town and a white sedan sped around me--narrowly missing several cars in his path. The driver was a erratic, but had turned and sped down a side stree before I could even think of dialing 911.

I have no way of knowing if this was the same driver. But it very well could of been. And the second vehicle in the picture could of been my little Red Saturn. And it could have been a 39 year old woman, instead of a 24 year old woman, who died that day.

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