I was driving east on 14th street and the traffic was kind of backed up causing me to drive more slowly than usual, so I was able to look around at other drivers. I looked at the car in front of me and realized that there was a large man in the passenger side who was up in the seat and using his fist and forearms was beating the small woman who was driving the car! I couldn’t believe my eyes it looked like he was yelling at her while he was striking her blow after blow. I don’t know how she kept the car in its lane. I began to blow my horn trying to distract him or draw some ones attention to what was going on but all to no avail. If there was ever a time for a 911 call this was certainly it!
I picked up my cell phone and punched in the numbers waiting for an operator to pick up while I had this car in my sight. I am sorry to say that whoever the operator was that answered me was less than efficient! I tried to tell her what was happening, I told her that I was driving east on 14th street and was almost to where the bridge went over I-75, that is when she stopped me to ask “What city are you in?” WHAT CITY AM I IN? I JUST TOLD YOU WHERE I AM!! There is a man beating a woman to death while she I trying to drive a car, WAIT they are getting on the ramp South bound, PLEASE send a policeman to stop them!” I had already tried to give her the license plate number but somehow I didn’t get the idea she ever really understood what I was saying and coupled with the fact that I was calling from an Atlanta based cell number and I would believe that anyone who lives here knows exactly where 14th Street crosses over I-75!
If this lady was an example of our 911 system operators then we are in deep kimshee! I hope and pray that someone else saw this tragedy happening and maybe were able to get help to this poor lady, God only knows.
It made me think about how many times I have called on God with a “911” emergency and I am glad that He always knew right where I am without having to ask me to give my location!
Jeremiah 33:3 ‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’
2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.
And last but not least God even knows how many hairs are on your head and doesn’t have to ask you what color it is now!
Luke 12:6-7 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Last Saturday morning I was cleaning up my kitchen and preparing to go to the monthly Women’s meeting at my church. As I was working I was thinking about a desperate need I had and I prayed, suddenly God showed me what to do. I looked at the clock on my stove and it was 9:44 AM. I finished my chores, got dressed and went on to church. I got back in my car to come home and it was 12:05 PM, my phone rang and when I answered it I found out that my need had been met. It was a huge need, yes a real “911”, and God answered it for me in less than three hours! I would say He already had all my information!
I am reminded of a song sung by Randy Travis, “Jesus on the Mainline, tell Him what you want!”