I thought of this story tonight and wanted to write it down. I always thought it was significant...I just never recorded it before. I don't want to forget it, so here it is.
I was driving in the car and my three little children were all buckled into their car seats. Allen was four, Audra was almost 3, and Alicia was about 9 months old. It was winter and I was driving to Webster to visit my parents. The weather was horrible and the visibility was poor. It hadn't been that poor when I left the house, otherwise I would have stayed at home. I was on a country road. All of a sudden I heard little Allen's voice say, "You need some gas, Mom." I looked at the gasoline indicator and the needle was below empty! A surge of panic ensued...and at the same time marvel. How did my little boy know I needed gas? He couldn't see the indicator from his car seat...physically impossible! Besides that, he would not have known a gasoline indicator if he saw it, let alone be able to read and interpret it. I remembered that there was a little country gas station nearby and prayed that we would make it there. We did. I filled the car up, got in and said, "Allen, how did you know that Mommy needed to get some gas?" He just looked at me and didn't answer. I'm not sure if he even understood the question.
I'm sure that an angel communicated the need to Allen so that he could tell me. Even at a young age, Allen had a hunger and thirst for God. He loved Bible stories and could not get enough of hearing them. He just loved Jesus so much as a tiny child...often putting me to shame.
We had been praying and praying for guidance in college decision making for Allen. He felt very strongly that he wanted to go to a Christian college. He at one time told me that he wanted to go into missions and that "if God wants me to, I'll go to seminary." He is not entirely sure of what path he is to take, but God has put all the pieces together for Allen to go to Roberts Wesleyan Christian College. He will begin studies in communications.