The Accident On A Rainy Night - written by Alfred (a short story for kids)
Once upon a time there lived a young teenage girl named Nancy. She was currently experiencing the worst moment of her life. She had just been told that her parents had just died on the way to the hospital after they had a terrible car accident that very night on their way back from their wedding anniversary dinner.
Nancy’s world had completely turned upside down. So many different things where running through her mind but amongst many things she was mad – She was mad at God. I mean, how can God be so mean? How can God take her parents away from her?
Nancy got into a car and just started driving. As she drove she yelled at God from behind the steering wheel. She yelled at God to take her too.
Nancy’s closest friend, Daphne, who didn’t like the way Nancy just rushed into her car and started driving after she heard the news was driving behind Nancy – Chasing her – Trying to get her to stop. Daphne was praying seriously as she drove after Nancy. She could only imagine what her friend was going through but she prayed that she won’t do anything stupid. She prayed that things won’t take a turn for the worst.
Meanwhile, Nancy drove as fast as she could that night under the pouring rain, throwing a thousand questions at God. Then, all of a sudden a car came out of no where and totally made Nancy swerve into the way of an on coming truck that hit her car and made it somersaults 5 times with her still in it and without her seat belts on.
Nancy’s friend, Daphne saw the whole thing happen from her car. She stopped her car and came out shedding bucket loads of tears. She had lost her best friend forever – Nancy was gone forever. Daphne stayed there staring at the ruins of her friend’s car through tear filled eyes. Then all of a sudden something appeared to be moving inside the car. Then the door of Nancy’s car which was upside down opened. Nancy crawled out.
Daphne was shocked. She couldn’t believe her eyes. How could anyone survive that accident?Daphne ran to her friend’s aid to help her but then they both observed Nancy didn’t have a scratch on her. Nancy had survived an accident more horrific than the one that had killed her parents that same night. She had survived it. Wow! How?
It was then that Nancy realized that God is still very much alive and he loves her. She realized that just because at every funeral the preacher says, “God giveth and God taketh away” doesn’t mean that God took away. Because God is not in the business of killing people. It’s the preacher that don’t understand that. God loves people too much to go around killing, however bad things still happen; it was part of nature. Sometimes it happens because it was triggered by something else a long time ago so all we are seeing is cause and effect. Some other times it happens because of something we don’t know or can’t explain, yet it don’t mean that God caused it to happen or God loves us any less.
Nancy had just experienced a miracle and she knew it. She felt the presence of God and his love so strongly wrapped around her. It was then that it hit her that even when she received the bad news that her parents were dead, she felt it then too. This love never leaves us even when we feel we don’t feel it.