Yesterday, the Cornerstone team was late coming in. It was decided that I would go on ahead with the boatman, Shannon, so I could film the boat trip. So it was just Shannon and I cruising through the canals. I was sitting at the bow of the boat getting some great footage, and I mean GREAT. Once we reached the lagoon, it was getting too choppy so I sat on a seat. We entered another canal, and I thought, “I should go back up to the bow.” Then I thought “No, no I should not, I have enough footage, I should stay seated.” Two minutes later a boat came flying around the corner, way too fast and on the wrong side! We were looking at a head-on collision.
Shannon swerved right, but not enough. Our boats crashed into each other. I was in so much shock! I looked at Shannon and said, “Are you all right? Are you all right? I hurt my thumb.” Sure enough I jammed it pretty well. It’s slightly sprained. I thought the boat was going to sink and started thinking about what I needed to do to move the luggage. Thankfully, the boat was only damaged near the bow. No holes, and it still runs!
Praise the Lord for His faithfulness. Had I been at the bow of the boat I would have been injured badly. Had Vera been on the boat her neck would have been totally messed up again. Had I not put the camera away, it would have been damaged. “Great is thy faithfulness, Oh God, my Father.” Amen.