During the Christmas "blitz"...

During the Christmas "blitz," one of the worst enemy air raids on this country, we sat through a raid lasting twelve hours on the Sunday night, but on Monday night it was more intense. My family consisted of my husband, a daughter sixteen, and three younger children, one little girl of seven and two boys, five and three. The raid was a terrible one and our house was in a direct line with the place where all the big works and the docks are. We decided to go and sit in a little passage that just held three chairs, each taking a child on our knee. It wasn't easy to sit calmly, with hundreds of planes going over, crashes, and the constant whistle of falling bombs.

The children were asleep, and I asked God to help me stand firm and know the truth, to talk to me, and He did. This thought came: "He shall give his angels charge over thee." A few minutes after that we heard a deafening noise, screams of people, and all around the houses falling. A large gas cooker was flung in front of the door where I was sitting. The door which my daughter was leaning against was blown down, jamb and brickwork and everything, but God's great protecting power was indeed present. A little dust fell on us, but aside from that not one of us was in the least touched.

We found ourselves trapped in that little passage, but the rescue party came quickly. I just said to the children: "It is all right. God is taking care of us." The children were-taken out and when I got outside one of the men said to me: "It is bad. We will have to make a run for it." The nearest public shelter was at least five minutes' walk away, and it seemed as if all the rantings and ravings of error were let loose. It just seemed as if we could not help being hit, for debris and fire bombs were falling constantly around us; but once more His power was present, and we got safely to the shelter. Through all this not one child gave any sign of fear or alarm, but in the shelter they laughed at the rescue men because they pretended to pant from carrying them and having to run also.

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