Unfortunately, I got rear-ended last night on my way home. The driver of the vehicle said he was sorry but he dozed off. When I inspected the damage of my vehicle it appeared to be very minor but the damage to his vehicle was a tad bit more severe.
I could tell by the look on his face that he was not having a good run. He mentioned that he was driving his niece car because his vehicle was in the shop.
Of course we exchange information but due to the extent of damage and his accountability for his mistake we didn’t involved a peace officer.
I called my wife and explained what happened and I told I didn’t think it was necessary to file a claim but I wanted her to look at the vehicle when I made it home.
As I continued driving home, the Lord put it on my heart to forgo filing the claim but I certainly desired my wife to be in the same page….so I said to God, I hope she feels the same way😊.
After my wife inspected the vehicle she agreed and said that she would use a magic eraser to buff out the smudges.
This morning, I used the magic eraser and the smudges wiped right off. Now there is a small imperfection but it was too infinitesimal to file a claim as I was more concerned about Mr. Small repairing his niece’s vehicle.
My point is don’t let small altercations caused a volcanic eruption! I was an extender of grace in this situation and when I called Mr. Smalls to let him know that I wasn’t going to pursue this any further he paused and said,” Are you sure??” I said to him, “The Lord Put it on my heart not to file a claim so God bless you.” In a noticeable sign of relief he said,”Man, they’re not many men like you left in this world; thank you and again I’m sorry that the accident happened…..thank you!!”
It’s a good feeling to be extending grace and not always asking God for his grace for the wrong I do….everyday!!