The Female lead singer from the popular Christian group Selah was involved in a near fatal car accident Saturday night that totaled the rental car she was in.
Amy Perry of the award-winning trio took to Selah's Facebook page over the weekend to share with fans what happened.
"We often have people come up to us before or after a show and ask us, 'Can I pray for you?' Or 'How can I be praying for you?' So often, in fact, that I've kind of become accustomed to just saying, 'our health and travel safety' by rote. It's not that I don't mean it, it's just, when you're asked the same question over and over, you're used to rattling off the same answer." Perry explained.
"Well, I have had quite the reminder that that same question asked and answered over and over, is the most important question anyone could ever ask me. Because last night all those prayers for my safety and travel mercies kept me alive."
Selah had performed at Christpoint Church in Galena, Kansas, Saturday night and after the show, Perry and her friend Kimmy hopped in a rental car and left the tour buses behind.
"Our plan was to drive to Tulsa to fly out this morning and come home because we didn't want to ride the bus all the way back to Nashville only to fly home this afternoon," she said. "About an hour into the drive, we were just chatting away and suddenly there was a huge deer in front us. There was no avoiding it. It totaled the rental car. And we are OK. We got out, called the police and the sweetest state trooper piled us and all our belongings into his cruiser and waited with us for the tow truck, then drove us the rest of the way to the airport."
Perry went on to list things she had time to reflect on after her frightening experience:
1. Never take prayer for granted. When someone asks you how they can pray for you — tell them, and mean it. I'm going to.
2. God is faithful! Looking at this car, I should be hurt; really hurt. But I have a sore chest and Kimmy has a small cut on her arm and that's all! God is so faithful!
3. Always get the damage waiver insurance on a rental car. It's the best $24.99 I've ever spent in my life!
The powerful songstress concluded her post by expressing gratitude toward those who offered to pray for her safety after the concert.
"Really, from the bottom of my heart, thank you to every person who has ever prayed for us. I felt them all last night! I love you all!" she ended.