Several years ago, my husband and I went on a Caribbean cruise with my sister and brother-in-law. When we got to Grand Cayman Island, everyone else decided to go snorkeling while I went on a bus tour of the island with a group of strangers. At one of our stops, the bus broke down and would not start.
While we were all waiting in the hot sun for help to arrive, I was silently praying. Through many trials and traumas over the years, I've learned to thank the Lord in and for every difficult circumstance, because I trust Him to bring good out of it. That's just what I was doing as I found the shade of a bush. I sat down on a narrow concrete ledge that was around it.
Suddenly, a very strange thought popped into my mind. "There were ants in Bill's room." (My son, Bill, was a student in college, and there had been ants in his room earlier that year). I could not imagine why that thought had come to me, but the next thought was to look at the ledge. I was shocked to see a whole army of red fire ants marching towards me, and they were just a few inches away! I jumped up immediately, thanking the Lord for alerting me and protecting me. Just one sting from a fire ant can be very painfu1. I shudder to think what might have happened to me in "the middle of nowhere” on a strange island, had the Lord not spoken to me as I was praying. God is good, and He speaks today!