A Hare Away from Disaster

Normally I wouldn’t drive in such bad weather, but I was exhausted and wanted to get home.

By Julie Rae Pennertz, Litchfield, Minnesota

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It was one of those dreadful nights we get here in Minnesota in the middle of winter. The moisture in the air gets trapped and a curtain of fog descends all around, mixing with the snow on the ground and the flurries falling from the sky to white out everything. Normally I wouldn’t drive in that kind of weather, but I’d been at a Tupperware party all evening, I was eight months pregnant and I was so exhausted I just wanted to get home already.

I was only on the road for a minute before I regretted my decision not to stay put. The winding country road was totally deserted. My car’s headlights couldn’t penetrate the heavy fog and the snow was getting heavier. A lot heavier. Everything beyond a few feet in front of me was a mystery. I drove slowly. I wasn’t quite sure where I was, though I knew the highway should be coming up pretty soon. Shivering, I cranked up the heat. The loud blowers did their work, cocooning me from the bitter cold outside. I prayed insistently for guidance.

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All at once, a small animal darted out in front of me, just within the farthest arc of my headlights. I hit the brakes and came to a skidding stop.

It was a rabbit. A snowshoe rabbit, with frosty white fur and amber eyes. I inched the car forward, but the rabbit would not get out of the way. Instead, he darted back and forth about three feet in front of my car. I tapped the horn. Instead of hopping away like a rabbit would, he sat still and stared at me, his whiskered nose twitching. He was not going to let me pass. Come on, you silly rabbit, move, I thought a little impatiently.

At that moment the fog ahead swirled and lifted. A bright white light seemed to come from out of nowhere. The ground shook. A massive freight train roared by just a short distance beyond the stubborn sitting rabbit. Then, with one last twitch of his nose, the rabbit darted off out of sight.

On these country roads, rail crossings have no gates, no flashing lights. No way for a tired driver on a foggy winter’s night to be warned of a speeding oncoming train. Except for a rabbit that behaved the way no normal rabbit ever would.

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GLORY TO GOD!!! He sent His servant, in the form of a bunny, right when you needed HIS protectionand guidance. Answered Prayer; PRAISE GOD!

Amen!! That is so awesome. I had a feeling something was causing the rabbit to act that way because they never do that under normal conditions. God is so good.

That just gave me goosebumps!

Me too!

Lucky Lady!!!! And he saved two lives that night! God blessed you all.

What a wonderful story of God's protection over this lady.
Several years ago when my wife was home from the hospital
after another surgery-she was sleeping on a special bed in
our living room. I was trying to rest on a sleeping bag
next to her bed- worring about her and trying to pray when
I sensed God saying to me,"there are angels all around
Kahanah's (my wife) bed. What a comfort it was to know this.

This story has really affirmed my belief in Our God Jehovah who really does act in very mysterious ways. I think, from today, I will never take any incident in my life for granted no matter how small. God is really faithful!

It is God's ways to protect the person. There are angels in different around us but we do not take heed of them. If not for the rabbit what her life could have been. Thank God for saving your life and the baby's

God created these creation's for his beautiful world.Angle come to us in all kind of foam,this little rabbit was a angles sent by God to proctor you,as you prayed God hear you.He kept you safe.Ester Yates.

God does have a sense of humor doesn't He? A rabbit??? Imagine that.
On a more serious note, guardian angles make their appearences in many shapes and forms. Your story makes a point that God is there for us everywhere and everytime.

Angels are all around, not in the image we expect as human. This angel transformed into a bunny so the driver would pay attention. This also give us the message to pay attention to each little sign, don't ignore things. I had an incident where I had a flat tire & was so upset at the beginning, then put my faith in God that there was a reason for it. After the flat was fixed, 30 miles up the road was a severe car accident involving 5 cars, I would have been in that I am sure if that little "inconvenience" hadn't happened.

We are so blessed to serve Almighty God who watches over every one of us at all times and in all parts of the world.
It is mind boggling and incomprehensible that God could love us so much, first to send His Son Jesus to die for our sins and then to give us all these individual miracles when needed. No matter how hard our daily lives get, this truth gives us hope and thank God for Guideposts that provides proof of these miracles so that all may know and believe.

Carolyn Best

That is one of the most heart-clenching stories I've ever read. God is with us, God IS with us, God is with US - always. wow!

I HAVE A STORY TO SHARE,i DON'T HAVE TO MANY PICTURES OF ME,ONE EVENING I THOUGHT MY KIDS WILL NOT HAVE TO MANY PICTURES OF ME WHEN I AM GONE.I FELT SAD ALL OF A SUDDEN I REALIZE HOW FOOLISH I WAS I NEVER HAVE LIKED MY PICTURE TAKEN.AND NOW IT IS TO LATE,THEN I REMEMBERED A PICTURE OF ME AND MY GRANDPA WHEN I WAS 17 I DON'T KNOW WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO IT I HAD NOT SEEN IT FOR ABOUT 50 YRS.JUST A MEMORY I THOUGHT,THAT WAS ABOUT 2 WEEKS AGO,THEN I WENT TO A FUNERAL ABOUT 1 WEEK AGO AND MY SISTER SAID SHE HAD A PRESENT FOR ME SHE HAD THAT PICTURE, A COUSIN FOUND IT A BOX OF PHOTOS THAT HER MOTHER HAD STASHED IN HER ATTIC, AND RECOGNIZED ME AND GAVE IT TO MY SISTER TO GIVE TO ME.THANK YOU GOD.

Praise God!