A miracle is termed an impression or extraordinary event in the physical world that outclasses all known human or natural powers and is related to a unnatural cause. A coincidence, on the other hand, is a striking occurrence of two or more events at one time apparently by simply chance.
How do you know if a miracle has occurred in your life, and it was not “one lucky day! inch which prefers the fortunate? Let me explain what a course in miracles happened in early April 2009, along with perhaps you will realize why I am convinced that a miracle occurred in the ‘wink of an eye. ha
I was driving on a interstate in the Dominican Republic at around nine at night. My boss, his business partner and I were going from the city of Santiago to Puerto Plata. When it is not pouring down rain, I can make the drive in an hour and a half essentially. On this particular night there was a constant drizzle, and the auto glass wipers on our rental car were worn-out and ineffective.
The most exciting part of planning a trip to the Dominican Republic is the people, and the weather is fabulous-when it is not pouring down rain, that is! There is a constant air flow from the sea which permeates the entire island with the perfume of exotic plants, ready fruits, and flowers in full flowers. The people are friendly and extremely cooperative.
We had spent the entire day in Santo Domingo, and we were on our way home. I stopped in Santiago for gas and coffee. I was ready for the next leg of driving, and night had occur. When you are on the open interstate, visibility is minimal. If your rental car has poor headlights and worn-out auto glass wipers, like our bait had, you can get into serious trouble. Since the start of the long drive from Santo Domingo earlier at night, I also had to keep tight control of the car for it had a tendency to veer to the left-meaning, the vehicle was also out of positioning to add to my unhappiness.
The main motorways in the Dominican Republic may be ample, and with at least two lanes one way, and two going the other way with plenty of mid-center guard protection. One great asset to throw-in is the wide shoulder muscles on both sides of the road for emergencies. However, here is the biggest and most dangerous factor to consider when driving in the Dominican Republic: many cars and bicycles drive at night with minimal or no lights at all. These vehicles are so old and worn-out that they simply have no lights left to turn on. But there they’re going at fifteen to twenty miles an hour and on the fast side of the road, nonetheless, and at all hours of the day and night. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the driver with a good vehicle and a decent set of headlights to avoid ramming into them, or probably get everyone hurt in the process.
When i go to the Dominican Republic, I help a friend of my own with the repairs of his products ship which has been there since last April. I drive very carefully considering all the obstacles that may come up giving you suddenly, e. grams., stray animals, people traversing the interstate, slow cars and bicycles, mountain bikes, huge potholes, and more. On this particular evening, I was tired and exhausted from driving all over Santo Domingo looking for repair parts for the ship, and the countless talks I had to translate from Spanish to English, and back to Spanish for my friend and his business partner who are owners of the products ship.
What happened this night, I will truly appreciate! Driving on a four-lane area of interstate between Santiago and Puerto Plata, and only a few miles out of the city, I kept my lights high for better visibility. When a car came on the opposite lanes, I would drop the lights. After a few minutes of raising and dropping the lights I recently left the lights in the lower position. I maintained the lights that way approximately ten minutes, and I was driving on the we call ‘the fast lane’- that is the side of the road nearest to the median. At least in the You. S. we call it that, but in the Dominican Republic it is the side of the road that anyone can use, and at any speed they wish to go day and night. Apparently, there is a distinction between fast and slow lanes there, but if there is, probably no one really has feelings for you, as was the case today.
From the now that I had dropped into a ‘minor trance’ watching the interstate in front of me. All that I could I could see with my glasses on and the lights on low was fifty feet of interstate, essentially. By now the rain was coming down harder, and my eyes were only seeing ‘one-empty-dark-wet-night’ up ahead. I was driving at a speed of fifty to fifty-five miles hourly, when suddenly I got an ‘urgent impulse’ to increase the headlights that instant.