An Incredible Reminder of God’s Care

Written by Shirley Owen

How gracious Our God is to send us His assurance when we need Him most! I am reminded of an event when this was so clear to us. We were living in Florida and usually had a summer vacation, but our summer was so busy that my dear husband scheduled a visit to Wyoming in December. We flew to Montana and drove down to Wyoming where we rented a rustic cabin at the east entrance to Yellowstone Park. The lodge rented snowmobiles to drive into the park, which was closed to other vehicles. Thinking that we would probably never have this opportunity again, we rented two snowmobiles and headed into the park. Willow poles stuck in the snow marked the routes we were allowed to follow. Just the night before more than 15 inches of new snow had fallen and despite the incredible cold and heavily falling snow, we proceeded undaunted. We were awestruck by the beauty of the forest, the wildlife meandering through the trees, and the waves frozen in place on Yellowstone River. A mountain pass with a deep snowdrift caused one of our snowmobiles to slide to the edge of the road all the way to the barrier that kept us from going over the side of the mountain, but we were not deterred. We continued on several miles into the park to a warming hut where we planned to eat, warm up, and start the journey back to the lodge. Leaving the parking area, we skidded into a parked snowmobile and broke a front skid. By the time we filled out reports and called the lodge to come rescue us, darkness had overtaken us. After some time, our rescuer arrived and prepared us for the return trip. He led, pulling the broken sled in front, I followed next, and my husband and son were at the back. These were our instructions…”Don’t stop for anything, only slow down! Follow my lights! Drive around the Buffalo!” I was shaking in my snow boots! Shortly into the journey, I began praying and God sent me the words to the hymn, “God Will Take Care of You”! The words to that hymn gave me confidence to keep going while driving past buffaloes in the road, driving much too fast just to keep up, and discovering that the light reflected in my visor let me know that my husband and son were safely behind me. End of story…we made it back to the lodge safely! That hymn was a continual reminder that God was in control and able to carry us through even the most frightening situations.


“Be not dismayed, whate’er betide, God will take care of you.

Beneath His wings of Love abide, God will take care of you.

God will take care of you, Thro’ ev’ry day, o’er all the way.

He will take care of you. God will take care of you.”

One Response to “An Incredible Reminder of God’s Care”

  1. Harvey Hamilton says:

    Great story Shirley 👏 God’s Blessed assurance!
    Thanks for sharing 🙏

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