Not Going to Oz Today
Today's Miracle Monday, submitted by Sister Tammy Valenti, is in response to our call for articles about weather-related experiences. This one is certainly a whirl. Enjoy!
About 20 years ago when I was working at a hospital, God spared me from a tornado.
It was a long day at work, which started about two hours before my normal tour of duty. I was in charge of a patient event that very hot summer day and found myself exhausted around 4 p.m. I was supposed to be on the job for another 30 minutes, but the rains had begun, and I wanted to get home before the weather got worse.
To exit the hospital grounds, I needed to drive around the building that I worked in and exit through the gate onto the road. As I was approaching the gate, something that appeared to be a heavy fog rolled in. I couldn’t see anything. I stopped in the road leading to the exit, but then I realized that if anybody else was trying to make their way to the exit, they wouldn’t be able to see me, so I needed to get out of the way. I backed into a parking spot just off the road to pray while I waited for the weather to clear.
Within a few moments, a tornado came roaring down the street I was about to turn onto. It sounded like a train going down the street. Once it passed, the “fog” disappeared. As I drove home on the same path as the tornado, I saw all of the destruction, including massive trees that were completely uprooted and the local hospital sign, which was completely constructed of bricks, reduced to rubble.
Had God not prompted me to “get out of the way,” I would have driven out on the road directly in the path of this destructive tornado. Even though I was very close to it as it passed, I was spared from any harm. Praise God!
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