“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
One Monday afternoon, as I was headed to lunch, I got a phone call from my mom. As I answered the phone, I received the news that my cousin had been missing since Sunday afternoon, and that no one had seen him since his dad sent him to get something for work from his house. Monday morning, they found out that he was involved in a horrible car accident. He had fallen asleep at the wheel while on his way to work, which was a couple hours away. He had crashed into another car. My cousin’s car had gone into flames and had flipped so much that his car was destroyed. He was unconscious for a good amount of time. Even though he could barely move, he was able to get out of the car and let his dog, who had accompanied him, loose. Unfortunately, he broke his jaw and both of his legs. The other driver was not well, and she unfortunately died. That car accident was one in which he should have died, but God knows why He protected my cousin. God always has a plan for us and knows why He lets things happen. It might be an opportunity to learn or He might have something amazing planned for you in the future. I am so thankful that my cousin is alive today and that God protected him in that horrible situation. God probably has something planned for my cousin and that is why He protected him. By His actions, He shows us what He can do for us and opens our eyes. He loves His children and has a reason for everything that happens in our lives. Just remember that He knows what is best and has a future for every single one of us.
By: Stephanie Garcia-Osejo ('21)
Charlotte, North Carolina