A story of divine providence

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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.”

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    This is the working of providence beyond any doubt in my mind; glad to have heard it and I hope and pray for him to have a swift and complete recovery in the time ahead. God knows what he is doing even when we are at a loss of what to do ourselves.

    • B D

      Your mind is a very small space. Your belief in the supernatual doesn’t make it real.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cow-Gilbert/100001030481241 Cow Gilbert

    When I was a Ranger in the US Army, one of my mantras (and guidelines) was “no one is going to die today if I have anything to do about it”. Last May, I suffered a heart attack and my heart stopped for 7 minutes. The EMT frantically worked CPR on the way to the hospital to bring me back to life. A couple days later when I asked about who he was so that i may personally thank him, I was told that when he was asked why he worked so hard to save me, his reply was “nobody is going to die on my shift if I have anything to do about it”. The kicker is that this EMT is a former Ranger Medic. He had no way of knowing I was a former Ranger yet we still had a kindred core life value. Coincidence?

    • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

      Gilbert — Coincidense? In my book coinsidence is only the hand of God at work that people do not see in action, or do not comprehend. Glad to see this post, thanks.

    • lilolady

      God has blessed you both, in His Service and in ours, as well.  May you both live long and prosper,  to borrow a lovely phrase !

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jan-Long/1631421151 Jan Long

      I like to term these kind of coincidences “Godincidences”! God knows what we need before we do and He can provide the circumstances to fulfill our needs. We just need to allow Him to work in us and through us. He blesses us when we bless others.

      • Jeff and Linda Williams

        Jan, I know what you are saying is so true! Why is it, that we, as human beings, fight so hard, or flat-out refuse, to let Gods hands do their miraculous work? If we spent as much time allowing the Father to do His work, as we do resisting Him, the world would indeed be a sweet place to live. Glenn, Gilbert, and anyone else who have these incredible stories, THANK you for sharing them with us who have never had the opportunity to experience them. These stories are like pretty little colored crystal bottles filled with sunshine and set on a sunny windowsill in our soul, to enjoy the warmth and light. Thank you all, and may you all, each and every one of you have a blessed and warm Thanksgiving.

    • Brandon Sutliff

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfdY0NMDqYQ   NSFW  its got language but i loled a lot  it has to do with Rangers

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_42MVAUED5KJJRYG2PFW4MDSL5Q Sunshine Kid

      In another post, someone stated that there was no Satan.  Of course, being that Satan is the chief liar and con artist, he could not see the evil.  Those that are good automatically recognize good – it doesn’t have to be explained to them.

      God works in mysterious ways; there is nothing mysterious about evil.

      • Jeff and Linda Williams

        Someone once said (paraphrasing) “The greatest con satan ever pulled off was convincing people that he did not exist”. Isnt that the truth?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003129090441 We Pray Here

        Evil is so… unnatural and weird, yet the enemy is working hard to make it seem natural and even appropriate especially if it is done in small measures. I don’t understand evil because it is a foreign subject to me, however it is true it is not mysterious, especially when one reaps the harvest of an evil existence (either our own or of others).

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003129090441 We Pray Here

      No. There isn’t really anything that is truly random or coincidental… it just seems that way. When you see those things through eyes of faith, you just know that it is not coincidence.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/E-Elaine-Connelly/100000106663068 E Elaine Connelly

    This incident reminds me to be thankful for what I have, and when I do the Lord’s work, I cannot be harmed by anyone.  The Lord is always with me.  He is with all of us, if we just believe.  DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO FOR YOU.

  • Anonymous

    The Father smiles down on His children as they unselfishly give of themselves and partner with Him to do His work on earth.  God placed them there at the right time and the rest was left up to them.  Well done.

    What a great example of Divine Providence.

  • Anonymous


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=637491319 Pat Moore

    Divine intervention, I believe!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ProudAmerican87 Chris Baker

    Love this story. Simply wonderful. :-)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OGZTZML54TZGEX6SDXEG3G3DHU LEGAL

    Do  you believe in guardian angels?  I do.  Maybe God can’t be everywhere at once but his guardian angels can.  I have experienced life saving intervention at least once in my life and maybe twice.  I was in my late 50’s and I got attacked.  There is no way I should have been able to handle what happened but suddenly I seemed to have agility, strength like never before.  I had no choice but to try and defend myself.  In less than 1 minute my much younger attacker with very bad intentions was hurt very badly and needed hospitalization.  I didn’t have one scratch on me.  I couldn’t believe what had happened. Where did I get that amazing strength?  How did I pull it off?  this young thug would have killed me if he could have.. that was his intention.  Afterwards I knew it wasn’t me that did it, I had experienced super human energy, strength, balance and really my attacker didn’t have a chance from what happened to him.  The bones in his face were fractured so bad I couldn’t believe it.  There is no way I could have done what I did by myself.  Especially at my age aind with a heart condition too… but I felt perfect following the event.  C
    couldn’t believe it.  It had to be guardian angels that stepped in that night and saved me for some reason.  That’s the only explanation that makes any sense.

    • lilolady

      The police call it adrenalin .. like you I was innocent, not deserving the knife attack at 5:30 a.m. in my  own bed, we fought for an hour, so tired we had to just stop.  When he escalated to attempt rape, I was given the strength  to tear his face off.  The attacker knew he was doing wrong and ran
      away.  The God given calm, strength and serenity is there when you ask.

    • B D

      It is adrenalin. Nothing more.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/El-Conde/100002466726302 El Conde

    There is no question that we are always exactly where God wants us to be. But the blessing is that He sometimes lets us in on it!

    • B D

      Actually there’s a great deal of doubt and there should be.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Debra-Kern/1461057375 Debra Kern

    God is good, His hand is on us at all times. No coincidences, just blessings and miracles.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PS2DRW4GPP5XIYIC3LD4PB464Q Isip-isip

      Believers-and-doers are the hands of God!

  • http://www.peterwrightsblog.com Peter Wright

    Gives us some hope that there are still enough good people around to ensure the survival of civilisation.

    • Anonymous

      In the midwest here,these acts of kindness are the norm.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=750745882 Kay Dawn Vaughn

    You just never know when the small miracles will occur…knowing God’s hand is in it!!!!! .Loved the story and still have goosebumps

  • lilolady

    What  an amazing story!  God is good!

  • Ryan Frederick


    • B D

      “Allah akbar! God is great!” That’s what terrorists say when they’re blowing up women and babies. Religion is a dangerous delusion.

  • http://twitter.com/PTMoore PT Moore

    I always thought that is the way it is supposed to be….

  • Pamela Shandrow

    God is good!

  • Mary Nicsoon

    That’s the way the lord works,I ask him to help me make some one happy the day I went to the nursing home,a man said to me<SEE that cat is breathing on the other side of the window,I just want to touch her.He was in a wheel chair and I said would you like to touch my dog,? he looked puzzled,I unzipped my case and let  him touch my Jasmine,it breaths,it sneezes and snores,but is not alive,He smiled,his eyes got big and he said thank you so much,I have watched that cat breath for weeks,and I just wanted to touch,you have made my day,thank you so much for sharing with me.That made me glad too.It was a small thing,to me,but to a wheel chair bound man that wanted some one to help him or listed to him made me aw air that am during devotion time,I has ask and was answered,does not have to be big,just,be obedient,and I pray for you Glen every day,Keep listening.o.k.Mary

    • lilolady

      I’m sorry, Mary.  Your post has puzzled me .  I may have misunderstood something very wrong
      here.  I hope.

  • Anonymous

    God is Good, there is no doubt about it, He’s there when you have need of Him. Just give God All the Glory, and not man.

  • Anonymous

    When you know WHO you are…you will know WHAT to do.

    Devereaux tells of an experience in his own life that taught him WHO he is…. by God’s grace we shall all know WHO we are….


  • Anonymous

    December 1,1976 is a day I will never forget. I was 21 and just found out I was pregnant. I called my mom whom I was very close to and told her I bet you will finally get that granddaughter you have always wanted, I was pregnant. (She had 3 grandsons from her 3 kids). She was 52 and a very Christian woman her name was Irene.

    For some reason we then talked about death. Never did that before. She assured me that she was ready to meet God and see her parents again. That I now had my own family to raise and that I should be happy for her as she would be in a place she was anxious to see, heaven. She told me not to cry over her death that she got to see her kids grow up and have 3 wonderful grandsons.

    She only prayed that she would not die in a car accident as she had a fear of cars and being trapped in one. She never learned to drive. Earlier that day I had taken her shopping for a new dress for a Christmas party that was later in the evening and a new dress for church.

    Two hours later I got the call everyone dreads. My dad called and told me to rush to the hospital that my mom had a bad accident. Seems a semi was speeding and passed them and with the roads being icy caused the car she was in to fish tail. A second semi was following the first one and was also speeding and T-boned the car my mom was in. She was trapped for 2.5 hours but thankfully was unconscious the whole time. She died before I got to say good-bye but thankful I told her daily I loved her.

    I know for a fact God was watching out for me as I was my mom’s baby girl. The thought of losing her was more than I could have handled…but knowing she was ready to meet God and see her mom and dad again made it a little easier for me. I miss her dearly but know she is watching over me and which would have been her only granddaughter, Shannon Irene.

    She was killed in the dress she bought for the party and buried in the one she had bought for church.

    Thanks for letting me share my story.

    • B D

      Gee. Why didn’t GOD save her? Ever stop and think about that? You’re delusional. I’m sorry you lost your mother but “GOD” had nothing to do with it either way.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elizabeth-Petreman/100000064473750 Elizabeth Petreman

    There are no coincidences ONLY DIVINE INTERVENTION! I remember a time I was driving in a storm through rocky washes. It took an hour to get to a gas station. [I was driving on an indian reservation] I went into the store to pay for the gas and when I came back out the left rear tire was so flat the rim was on the ground! Not once to the gas station was there an indication I had a tire going flat. An American Indian gentleman helped me with the tire because even putting all of my 190# didn’t budge the lug nut. I was using a 4 way. I know there had to be a host of angels keeping my car from getting stuck at night on that reservation road!

  • Anonymous

    One of the jokes we sometimes say at the ER is “don’t die on my shift”. It’s not that we’re really cold or cruel, just that we have a strange sense of humor.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_42MVAUED5KJJRYG2PFW4MDSL5Q Sunshine Kid

      May be a joke to you, but sounds more like a prayer to me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000149275153 Valerie Obermier Gomez

    There’s a scripture that reads,”When ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your God”. May we all be instruments in God’s hands to serve each other with gladness and love. We are literally spirit children of God which makes us all brothers and sisters. God Bless you all and Happy Holidays!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carolyn-Borden/100000501371784 Carolyn Borden

    There are some truly amazing people out there. Thank God! Awesome story. Thanks for sharing.

  • Anonymous

    Everyone…Can you feel the love of GOD in your heart just from reading this story!
    It’s never ending!

    • Anonymous

      And it renews us for another day,another fight.

  • http://twitter.com/Danwaichan Daniel Chan

    God is good, all the time. He takes care of us when we take care of our brethern. When we help others, we are showing them Jesus, plain and simple, and He blesses us with more so we can keep on giving and spreading His love to all those we love and the people He places in our lives.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tom-Dunne/100000632720916 Tom Dunne


  • http://www.facebook.com/jan.kern1 Jan Kern

    God winks ,all the way . I believe I believe. someday I will read that book.

  • Anonymous

    Know that the LORD is thy GOD! It is he that made us,and we are his ! we are his people and the sheep of his pasture !I
    It’s great to here some good news . What a blessing huh !

  • Anonymous

    The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.” Psalm 32:8 (NLT) I read this Psalm today and here is a story which confirms this verse. 

  • Anonymous

    Reciprocating angels guided by God.

  • Anonymous

    God always has aplan,we just need to heed his whisperings to us….do you? All good things come from above,it’s our choice as to whether we heed that Voice….look where it leads…..Blessings.

  • Anonymous

    Check out a book called “God Stories” It is full of stories like this and the author is hoping to get another book deal because so many people have left such stories on the web sight with the same name…”God Stories” by Jennifer Skiff….

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Irina-Krasnyuk/745534442 Irina Krasnyuk

    at this point no sarcasm goes hand in hand with me.

  • Anonymous

    It’s wonderful that people here still help.  When I’m traveling, especially in the Middle East, I’ve always had the natives come and help me whether to lift something heavy or if I’m tired they get me a chair and offer me a cold or hot drink.  I’ve always said, there’s no hospitality like hospitality in the Middle east, especially in Egypt.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003003139686 Jeannie Coffey

    I Love this! Heavenly Father loves us and is watching over us. We are meant to love and take care of one another. I feel like sharing something. Just a little thing, but was great to me. Our family is on a tight budget like many people and yesterday my son and I were out and he said “mom, you need some of your own money to spend”.  A while later I said I wished a hundred dollar bill would just fly in the air toward me. We got to the store and I stepped out of the car and looked down and saw this little purple coin bag. (caught my attention because my son had just taken my old one to use at his newly acquired job). On the outside of the bag were the words Woman of God and a scripture verse. On the inside was a little card with scripture about God, His Grace and Love and a one hundred dollar bill. I  prayed right then and thanked my Father in Heaven and his thoughtful Angel. I was able to buy myself a jacket, some clothes, food, medicine for my son and a inexpensive mouse for my computer; since it had just died. I love what was written in this story on The Blaze  –  “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.”  Do unto others as you would have them do unto you – one of the first quotes my momma taught me.  Definitely, His Hands Are Our Hands!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_42MVAUED5KJJRYG2PFW4MDSL5Q Sunshine Kid

      No sense turning in the found bag and contents in the hope of the rightful owner getting back the lost items.

      No, so much better to thank God and spend your loot.

      Such a story makes me so sad for humanity; everything is “ME! ME! ME!”, without thought of his/her brothers/sisters in the world.

      • Anonymous

        Wow…someone like you could turn something wonderful into something meaningless…hope you never have a “flat” tire…good luck with your life…your going to need it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003003139686 Jeannie Coffey

        There are people out there who do things to help others and this is one of them. The coin bag showed that it was “a gift to someone in need”. Haven’t you ever heard of those people who place money, gold coins and other gifts in places so someone can find them and enjoy? I’ve done the same thing when I was able to; given gift cards to those who were homeless or needed a meal. I’m sorry you took something bad out of what I was trying to share. This gift was something I needed and I did share it too. I agree with planeboy -“I hope you never have a “flat” tire… Oh and I have always lived by (Pay It Forward) and will continue to do so. Life has ups and downs and when I have my up time again – then I hope the gifts I give will bring joy to someone – even you. I’d help you with your “flat” tire.

  • Anonymous

    Oh boy!  Sounds like one of those old stories from the black and white days of TV.   I’ve heard similar

    such stories before and it always sends a chill through me.  Divine Providence?  The Hand of God?

    And why not?  

  • Anonymous

    The Lord truly works in mysterious way! 

  • Anonymous

    “Pay it Forward” A good deed or even a kind word can spread like wild fire! Sometimes it’s hard, but it’s really a simple solution to our problems.

  • Anonymous

    Pat just had to ruin it for me!!

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, could you olease use a little larger font? At 86 years on this old planet, the eyes are getting dim and it’s hard to read this tiny font. I appreciate your mind and would like to read your articles with a little less strain on  these old eyes. Thanks for your consideration.
    Paul (P.Savage@Cox.net)

  • Anonymous

    I love your articles Glenn. Just wish they were in a larger font. At 86 years of age, this tiny font is a strain on on the eyes. Thanks for your consideration.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6YJSTUXY3ZBBSRVKQM22BEIYWU Gatekeeper

      Dear Old Paul,
      At the top of the tool bar is a tab that says VIEW open that and click on ZOOM IN and the text will get bigger on your screen.

  • Anonymous

    Oswald Chambers wrote something like this,
    If our service is onto man we will always find ourselves broken hearted and discouraged, if our service is onto God no amount of ingratitude will STOP us from serving one another.

    The message is Don’t Stop serving one another, Do not grow weary in doing what is right and good. (Corinth)
    Its great when people appreciate and acknowledge your good deeds, its even more awesome if you do whant is good, right and true just because it is.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dawn-Woods/585600640 Dawn Woods

    God has a purpose for everyone in this world.  This is only one little piece of proof of his everyday intervention into our lives.  Praise God!

  • Anonymous

    I saw this story last week and I have been telling others, but one talk show host said it was “because” Victor Giesbrecht changed the tire is what “caused” his heart attack.  He might be right but what a selfless act to give his life to help others.  That same morning I saw a vehicle burst into a giant smoke stream in the on comming lanes. The vehicles behind her had to slow to see through the smoke, yet no one was stopping.  I exited the freeway and went back to help the woman with an engine fire on the other side of the freeway.  Within 2 or 3 minutes a tow truck stopped and offered to tow her car to the next exit and into the mall…for free.  I will keep smiling and giving God the praise for what others want to dismiss as they drive by in life.

  • http://www.facebook.com/geofferey Geofferey Cook

    Great story!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Claude-W-Gossett-Jr/1277522429 Claude W Gossett Jr

    Wonderful story and YES I do believe in DIVINE Providence and opportunities.  God Bless, Claude

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Claude-W-Gossett-Jr/1277522429 Claude W Gossett Jr

    Wonderful story and YES I do believe in God’s Providential assistance, anytime.  Claude

  • causa pulchritudinis

    Wow, that is a spooky story!  I’m putting on my Tin Hat!  LOL!

  • Anonymous

    The best feeling one can have is when they help someone else!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7CYDQ4KQWVPYWEWRIVEBXXNA7I Carlton L

    This happens often, just not reported enough. Thank you, Glenn.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dev-Harris/100000444193628 Dev Harris

    I am a safety trainer. Of the the many things I have the privilage of sharing with the groups I train.
    I ask, “If you had a gut feeling, do you know what I’m talking about”. Almost everyone agrees that they do. Then I say, “You can call it your sixth sense, a gut feeling or enlightenment by the spirit”. It is always very satisifing when they share their story’s with me, especially the one’s that know about the Holy Spirit. Heavenly Father watches over his children, however, we have to be ready to listen. I have never been wrestled to the ground by the Spirit. It is usually a gentle nudge. May God continue to bless this great nation we have a privilage to live in. May we be receptive to the guidence of the Spirit to protect and guide us.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eric-Bonk/100001609338804 Eric Bonk

    The Modern Day GOOD SAMARITAN. Are you that brave to be a good samaritan? The Lord does works in truely mysterious ways. Will you answer the call to do good when it calls?

  • http://twitter.com/FrancisFaustina Elizabeth Warynick

    I love these stories because it reminds me that we are NEVER out of his providence!

  • Anonymous

    I have goosebumps!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003129090441 We Pray Here

    God IS everywhere and He knows all things, hence why He is able to dispatch angels to help people out. The Creator invented adrenaline, flight/fight instincts and so on for our use. It is an amazing thing for sure. Good for you to be willing to fight and do what you had to do and that God manipulated the situation so the person wouldn’t overpower you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Edward-Robertson/565001914 Edward Robertson

    I used to do that.  My ex made me stop as she was worried that I would be killed or mugged, or mugged then killed.  We are now devorced.  I am going back to doing just that, when I can.
    Do what you can, when you can, if you can.  God will take care of the rest.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JNMIWTHIWDWX4LDDPWGEQ44VXA soniak

    Even though nobody was in my way and I was not in the way of another person, but that God takes care of us that is really true. One day before work I put two eggs in a pan full of water. I thought: full of water if I forget while I am getting ready, nothing will happen because by the time I will go to work it will not be dry and my eggs anyway will be ready. But I went to work, one, two, three, four hours passed and suddenly I thought: “mmm I have my salad, my pineapple and my…. eggs!!!!!!!!!!!????? I thought I was going to dye, did not take my eggs, the were still in the stove, in the pan and I never turned it off. I drove to my house like crazy, I thought about the building, my cats, I cried, it was the horrible. I got home and open the door, there was smoke, but not fire, I got home four hours later and nothing had happened. My boss put his finger up and said to me: “He loves you very much”

  • B D

    If one is silly enough to believe in “divine providence” there’s no limit to the number of events that can be attributed to it. It’s false. It’s unproven. It’s delusional.

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