Good Morning!

One of my true life stories.  You determine.  Is this a miracle?

huge ghose gum Ghost Gum.

Red road but with large trees both sideS

Lonely red road……Large trees lined both sides.


Two 18 year old young women foolishly accept a lift ‘home’ – we were guests at my friend’s sister’s farm – from two cowboys we met at a rodeo.

‘we’ll take you to the Lookout first’, Tod announced unexpectedly.

It was night-time but not late.

‘Please, just home’, my reply.

The other three all wanted to take the beautiful and lonely detour and I reluctantly agreed.

On this lonely blood red road, lined with gum trees, Tod put his foot down.  We seemed to be flying.

‘Oh, please please, slow down, says I.’

I was terrified!

Both young men laughed happily as we continued to ‘fly’.

Suddenly.  I clearly saw a figure in the centre of the road ahead.   A hand was raised in an emphatic STOP sign.

‘There’s someone on the road’ I yelled.   ‘Please slow down.’

‘Go back to sleep’ laughed Tod.

Suddenly his mate hollered. ‘ Slow down mate.   Slow down!   There IS someone there.’

The small car shuddered and shook as the brakes were applied. We slewed then had to make a turn to the left.   A road sign was missing and the turn was very sharp.

A massive ghost gum tree had fallen, completely blocking  the entire road. Its centre trunk was enormous.

The car came to a complete stop tightly wedged in the branches and covered with leaves.

We searched but there was no sign of the figure on the road.

The Police report later confirmed ‘four teenagers escaped death or serious injury because they were able to stop in time.   It is a miracle!.

A miracle?

Four young folk who knew that night….. life is unpredictable.   I know I was changed forever.

Why am I here? Is there a God?   Who is He?  These were the questions that consumed my life journey forward.   I have seen many supernatural things (miracles) in my life since this day.

But forever the CLEAR, PRECISE and GRAPHIC IMAGE OF THE FIGURE ON THE ROAD remains with me to this day.

What are your thoughts?

Have a great day! Live well! Care for others!


About Faye

I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions. I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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3 Responses to FIGURE ON ROAD – LIVES SAVED – A Miracle?

  1. DeniseBalog says:

    Absolutely! Reminding me of the story of Balaam’s Donkey and the Angel in Numbers 22. “And the donkey saw the angel of the LORD standing in the road, with a drawn sword in his hand. And the donkey turned aside out of the road and went into the field.” Numbers 22:23 Sounds like a “donkey” was driving the car. Thankfully, their plans for the evening were changed by the hand of God upon your lives. Thank you for sharing your miracle of the protection and love of God. blessings, denise “…lest we entertained angels unawares.” Hebrews 13:2


  2. oneta hayes says:

    Yes, Faye. Thank God for his mercies – in this case sending a warning angel. We often wonder t why God allows some things. We will never know how many times, warnings have been given and ignored.


  3. Debbie L says:

    I agree with my two sisters, Denise and Oneta! Yep it was one of those unexplained miracles!


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