from the Editors

"I was walking on a crowded street in a large European city. Suddenly I heard footsteps behind. This was surprising since there were people all around. Then I felt that God was directing me to leap to the side of the walk and get as close as possible to a building. I hesitated since this seemed like such a foolish thing to do right in front of everyone.

"I did it anyway and saw a man lunge past with his arm raised to hit me and then probably to take my purse. I prayed to know what to do when he turned around and stopped right in front of me. I quietly walked into the middle of bumper-to-bumper traffic moving slowly along the street. Then the man tried to take another man's wallet but was quickly apprehended, and people went along with their business. I really felt the protecting power of God."

A friend of ours told us this recently, and in the Sentinel this week other people tell how they have prayed about their own and others' safety and protection—the kind of care God provides for each of us. ...

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Innocency and immunity
December 13, 1993

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