Yesterday, I drove Owen and his dad to Lusaka - about 500 kilometers away. Mr. Lisulo recently had a stroke and needed to be transported to the better hospital. We left home around 6AM and arrived around lunch time. After dropping Owen’s dad off with relatives in Lusaka, we had a quick lunch and then got back on the road to come back home.
Somewhere around 9PM, I let Owen drive so I could get so,e rest. It wasn’t long before I was asleep - which is very rare for me..I can seldom sleep in a moving vehicle. For some strange reason, I woke up and the thought of the ‘engine temperature’ came to my mind. I opened my eyes and looked over at the temperature gauge and saw what I thought was the red indicator arrow “pegged” at the highest possible temperature. I immediately told Owen the we were overheating and he quickly pulled off onto the shoulder and shut off the engine. As we got out of the vehicle, we heard the sound of steam escaping from under the hood. I raised the hood and found that there was steam coming from around the lower portion of the radiator. Then, I went back to the dash to check on the temp - only to find the gauge was reading “normal” (which surprised me). I did not think about that at first, but later, it became a very interesting bit of information.
We assessed the situation and decided to put out hazard signs (it is the law here) and try to get some help.
The facts of our situation:
Then, we began to discuss what had happened and came to some startling conclusions:
When I think of how much trouble we could have been in………..
My God does supply all of my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. [Phil 4:19]
I woke up one day and discovered God wanted me to quit what I was doing for me...and start doing something for Him.