If you run in "Church-y" circles, you've heard this term many times. If you haven't, it's usually in the form of a prayer request: "We are leaving on vacation tomorrow, traveling mercies." I've always heard it, and requested them for myself and my family. But I never really thought about what it meant until Saturday, on the way back from NC when this happened:If you've never experienced a blowout, it's a little bit scary :) Especially barreling down the interstate at 70mph! But, as I mentioned, we had prayed for "Traveling Mercies"...our families had prayed for "Traveling Mercies"...our church family had prayed for "Traveling Mercies"...and we indeed experienced "Traveling Mercies"!! In a situation that could have been so tragic - high speeds, mountain roads, weather - there was so much potential for damage to people and property. We experienced no losses, well, other than my tire! LOL
When I think about the mountain we had just come down from, the traffic, the embankments we had passed, the steep grades - well, you get the idea. Like I said, "Traveling Mercies"...God is faithful when His people pray. I will not take His mercy for granted anytime soon.
Thanks to my traveling companions who helped me figure out how to get the spare out from under the truck (it had never even been removed in the 6 years I've had it!), and to L who did most of the work changing it. (And to S, who evidently is the best one out of the 10 of us at reading diagrams!) The remainder of the trip was pretty uneventful. Well, we did take one small detour, but it didn't take us too long to figure it out LOL
Of course, we had NO problem following some signs... ;o)