Genesis 19:15-16 With the coming of dawn, the angels urged Lot, saying, "Hurry! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away when the city is punished." When he hesitated, the men grasped his hand and the hands of his wife and of his two daughters and led them safely out of the city, for the LORD was merciful to them.
The slow music begins to play and the scene is of a child playing with his ball on the sidewalk. All of a sudden the ball escapes the childs hand and rolls into the street - the kid darts out after it. In slow-motion, we see a truck heading directly for the child - with no time to spare - a stranger whisks the kid up in the air, jumping out of the way of the oncoming vehicle - saving the child's life.
Was the child behaving poorly? Did he do something deserving of death? No, he just got caught up in the moment and became oblivious to the impending doom. Don't we do the same?
We are so busy with our every day lives, so caught up in the 'now', that we miss what's going on around us. The child that is desperately seeking our attention. The husband who's silence is a sign of something deeper. The pain in our chest that we'll get around to checking out later. God intervenes in our lives now - just like He intervened for Lot.
I'm sure Lot wasn't expecting to be taken from his home and drug out of his city. Lot was oblivious. The child in the path of a truck. Sometimes God will give us circumstances to bring us back to reality.