Do you believe in coincidence?
Glenn doesn’t and the story he shared at the top of hour 3 on radio today is evidence to support his belief. When Sara Berg and her cousin Lisa got a flat tire – a stranger stopped by to help them change it. Before leaving, the kind stranger said ‘Somebody up above put me at the right place at the right time, I guess.” Little did he know how right he was.
“Sara Berg of Eau Claire, Wisconsin and her cousin Lisa Myer were headed so many on Saturday night on Interstate 94. They heard an awful noise. They pulled off to the side of the road and they realized they had a flat tire. Neither of these women knew really how to fix a flat tire. Meier’s husband was on the way to help when a red pickup truck pulled up behind them. They offered help. Do you need any help, the man said. Berg said we were so grateful, nowadays nobody really stops to offer their help, but it is kind of scary when somebody pulls up because you really don’t know what you’re getting into. The guy in the red pickup truck was with his wife. His name is Victor Giesbrecht. Victor is the kind of guy who always stops. He always tries to help. He wants to help any way he can. He’s the type of person who gives 100% and worries about himself later, says his wife. Well, he said, ladies, let me fix this for you. And he pulled the tire off and he had grease on his hands, but he wiped it off as much as he could and shook the hands of the two ladies and said, you’re all right. He thanked them, shook their hand. Berg said she recalls him saying one thing before she saw the pickup truck door slam closed. He said, ‘Somebody up above put me at the right place at the right time, I guess.’ He got into his pickup truck and he drove away.”
“Just a few seconds later the women who now have a tire that works got onto the road. They were following the pickup truck. Less than a quarter mile down the Road, Berg noticed that on the side of the road was a red pickup truck. She passed it and then she pulled over herself, figuring that the couple probably just forgot something. No sooner had she gotten out of her car that she saw the man’s wife frantically in middle of the road trying to wave down anyone to stop. When she saw Berg, she called out. She said, what’s wrong? The wife said, ‘It’s my husband. I think he’s having a heart attack.’”
“Well, the woman who had the tire changed was now standing in the middle of the road turned to the red pickup truck. She opened up the door and grabbed him. He had no pulse. He wasn’t breathing. She pulled him out of the truck and began CPR. Five minutes later the state patrol arrived. The man driving the truck is okay. The man who pulled over and changed the tire and did a good deed and didn’t ask for anything in return just fixed these women’s tires and helped them on their way had a heart attack and would have died. But the lady whose car had the flat tire happened to be a nurse that knew how to do CPR. It’s almost like somebody up above put each of them in the right place at the right time.”
“The point of the story at least for me is do good. When you feel led, do good. Look for the opportunities to do good. Because God takes care of us one way or another. His hands are our hands.