A faithful couple, whose car burst into flames during a cross-country relocation, chose to respond with gratitude to God for sparing their loved ones.
Jordan and Amy Demos from Phoenix, Arizona, had uprooted and were moving their lives, business, and two young children 1,500 miles to Tennessee in early May when disaster struck.
Two kind friends had volunteered to drive their truck with their belongings, and the Demos’ car on a trailer at the rear. However, just a few hours into the road trip, a wheel on the trailer caught fire. Their friends immediately called 911 from a safe distance.
But within minutes, their only car was engulfed in flames, according to an Instagram post by Amy.
Amy, a photographer and teacher, admitted that the burning car was a metaphor for the way life had felt lately. Yet she also insisted that forgetting their credit card at home while they visited the gas station the day before the move had been a blessing in disguise. With no fuel in the tank, the car had not exploded.
“If the gas tank of our car had been full, this story could’ve had an entirely different ending,” Amy wrote.”God was working even when we couldn’t see it.”
Amy said the fire was a “real shock to the system. And yet in the midst of the chaos, we see God’s goodness everywhere we look.”
It could have been so much worse; rather than focus on their totaled car, Amy and Jordan paused to consider their selfless friends and three strangers who drove across the median on the highway risking their own lives to help release the truck from its trailer. Their actions saved the Demos’ belongings from catching fire.
(Courtesy of Amy Demos)
“Most of all, we see safety and protection. Not a single person came out of this with a scratch or burn. It’s a miracle,” Amy posted.
The mom of two thanked her community for their prayers and well-wishes. Despite the various challenges involved in uprooting their lives and moving, Amy claimed that her family loved it in Tennessee and finally found their peace there.
Looking back, she saw God’s hand in their fate from the very beginning.
“In the chaos, there’s been so much good,” Amy concluded.