I was a brand new engineer fresh out of school working for an automotive company. I carpooled twenty miles to work with two male co-workers. This particular week, it was my turn to drive. At the time, I was still driving my college car until I could save up enough money to buy a new car.
As we exited the freeway, my car died. Thankfully, I was able to safely coast the car to the side of the road. My co-workers hitched another ride to the plant. I was left alone on the side of the road with my broken-down car. Mind you, this was back in the mid-80’s before ubiquitous cell phones.
As despair was beginning to settle in, a third male co-worker recognized me and stopped to help. In his dress shirt and tie, he looked under the hood. Miracle of miracles, he figured out the problem and got my car running again. He was my knight in shining armor!
As for that knight in my life, that third co-worker, I ended up marrying him a couple of years later. To this day, he is still looking out for me and fixing my car.
I needed a knight in shining armor long before the car incident and long before I recognized my need for one. There have been many times that I was broken-down, alone and helpless. Jesus Christ, my Savior, found me and came alongside to give me the miracle of miracles: salvation through the forgiveness of my sins, the Holy Spirit inside of me to guide and the promise of eternal life in heaven.
How blessed am I to have two knights in shining armor in my life!
Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.