It’s cliche to say, “Look on the bright side.” It’s cliche to say “Everything’s going to be all right. “It’s cliche to say, “God has a plan for this situation.”
And yet, we had to look on the bright side, because it would have been worse if someone wasn’t wearing a seatbelt or if the driver was too wasted to react to the car stopped in front of us.
And yet, while not “everything” was going to “be all right,” all of us still had our lives, our hands, our senses. Nothing was broken beyond repair. We made it safely to our beds last night. And thank God for loving parents.
And yet, while we did not make it to the concert or do anything we planned on doing that day, we still knew God had not left us. Including the blessings listed above, we also walked away with not a spirit of fear, nor despair, but a spirit of strength found in each other, as friendships were forged in fire that day.
Four college kids stuck on the side of a highway in Santa Barbara while on their way to a concert in Avila couldn’t have been more fortunate.