EDITOR'S NOTE: The Times Free Press is continuing a series of stories from readers about life experiences they attribute to divine intervention. We'll publish another each week as your stories continue to arrive. If you have a God Thing to share, email Life@timesfreepress.com, or mail to Life Department, Chattanooga Times Free Press, 400 E. 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403.
This week, Deborah Gunther of Chickamauga, Georgia, describes the mother's intuition that woke her from sleep:
Several years ago, my son Eric worked for an electric company that required him to travel out of town.
He was in Atlanta, and the weather was turning bad. They had checked out of their motel, so they decided to come home.
I awoke around 3 a.m. and couldn't sleep. I began to pray for my son to be safe on the road. (I don't think I was even aware of whether or not he was traveling.) After about an hour, I finally got back to sleep.
When I talked to him a day or so later, he told me the van driver had gone to sleep on the interstate. Eric yelled at him and woke him just in time to avoid what probably would have been a horrific crash.
"What time was this?" I asked him, already surmising his reply.
"Around 3:30," he answered.
If you can't sleep, pray for someone.
— Deborah Gunther