A police officer in Decatur, Texas, survived a serious crash on Jan. 26. The police car was totaled, but Christians are grateful that the "In God We Trust" sticker on the car made it through.
The Decatur Police Department described the accident on its Facebook page on Jan. 27:
Officer Matthew Roberts was air lifted to the hospital after his parked car was struck by a tractor-trailer on U.S. 81/287 Thursday. He was parked on the shoulder of the southbound lanes of U.S. 81/287 in Decatur, just past W. Ford St., when a tractor-trailer traveling south moved onto the shoulder for unknown reasons and rear-ended the officer’s car.
The wreck occurred around 11:30 p.m. last night. The officer’s Tahoe came to rest upside down off the highway. The tractor-trailer drove off the highway less than a quarter-mile further southbound, coming to rest next to the parking lot of Americas Best Value Inn. Officer Roberts was flown by Air Evac Lifeteam 68 to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was taken to the Wise Health System and then booked in at Wise County Sheriff's Office. Please keep Officer Roberts and his family in your prayers. He has been released from the hospital, he is very banged up but is going to be okay.
The Friendly Atheist notes several of the comments on Facebook praised God that the "In God We Trust" bumper sticker survived and was a visible sign of God's care of Roberts (who was treated by doctors):
If it is possible to like anything about this picture, I like the IN GOD WE TRUST bumper sticker that is still intact, and the billboard sign from Grace Fellowship WE BELIEVE YOU BELONG. our Lord was certainly looking out for Officer Roberts.
In God we trust! Praise the Lord!
All that really shouts out "In God We Trust!" Praise God for this officers life being saved!!! You, Lord are so good at being God!!!!
God is still intact on the bumper
oh thank God the back of the Tahoe took most the impact. You can see still see where it says In GOD we trust. a miracle for sure!!
I see the words "In God" so glad he was watching over this Officer!