Date: October 23, 2018 10:33AM
Was watching Dateline this morning on the fire disaster from 2003 that was the Cedar fire near San Diego, CA. The survivors on the show shared some remarkable stories of being saved - with some notes on divine intercession.
There were three mentioned during the two hour presentation. First was the mother who was in the car with her husband and two young daughters with the fire raging all around them. They had nowhere to run to get away from the flames that were consuming their home. From the mother's passenger side came a voice that said to her "Go to the pond." It wasn't her husband, her children, or anyone else but an invisible audible voice speaking to her. They tried getting to the pond that was near their home when they instead found themselves in an open dirt circle. That was where they remained until the fire died down around them.
Another couple, older retirees, were driving down their canyon road to safety in the dark. On one side of the road was a cliff. On the other was a mountain. Fire raged on both sides and the road itself with the smoke so dense the wife could not see in front of her or even if she was on the road. She knew if she couldn't stay on it they would go off the cliff or drive into the mountain on the other side. Out of nowhere came a bobcat in her headlights. Something told her intuitively to follow the bobcat. So she did. The bobcat led them to safety.
She wondered after why were they spared and not the twelve people who were doing exactly the same things they were doing to get to safety? She didn't understand but decided it was grace that led them out.
Another family almost made it out intact. One of their three children was caught inside the son's car and died from burns and smoke inhalation. When the firefighters came to tell the parents they said there were two victims inside the car. Not just the one. That is what the firemen saw were two side by side who were perished in the automobile. When the girl's body was later recovered from the vehicle she was the only one inside the vehicle. The parents and their surviving children were convinced the other passenger who was present when the firemen counted two people was their daughter's guardian angel there by her side to help her cross over.
Their second daughter nearly lost her life. Doctors gave her a 15% chance of recovery due to 2nd and 3d degree burns over most of her body. They told her parents pastor to prepare for another burial. Instead, she pulled through, and became another miracle because of how she beat the odds.
It was California's worst wildfire until that time.
What had caused it? A hunter who was signaling for help when he was lost on a mountain, by lighting some bush with a Bic lighter. He was fined and sentenced to probation for his crime.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 10/23/2018 10:44AM by Amyjo.