Jeremy told me this story over the phone today, and it took me a while to realize the importance of it. Once I did, I thought it was something I should share with everyone. I think often times we struggle so much with loss and sadness as we try to understand why bad things happen. But I think we also forget to praise Him when good things happen. So here is my praise of the good.
Jeremy was…not at his home base we’ll say, because he was getting his Stryker repaired. He was away for several days and on the day it was time to head back “home” he and his team didn’t leave in the time frame they were hoping to leave within. In fact, they left about an hour later than they had planned to leave.
They do finally leave and begin the journey “home” and as they are traveling, they see up ahead EOD (Explosive Ordinance Division) detonating a HUGE IED that they had discovered…one hour earlier.
Some soldiers on patrol saw the bad guys arming this device and called it in just in time to take care of said bad guys and clear the IED.
Whew. If they would have left when they had “planned” to leave, they would have had a very different kind of day.
“Thank you Lord, for your protection over Jeremy and his fellow soldiers!”