PROTECTION IN THE SCHOOLYARD

One day at school, my sixth-grade son, Alex, was playing soccer with some of his friends. A group of eighth-graders ran by, saying, "Hit the ground. There's a guy up there with a gun!" Alex looked up and saw someone with a gun in an upper window of the apartment building behind the school, so he quickly got down on the ground. From there, he saw dust fly up nearby, as if the ground were being hit by bullets.

As he lay on the ground, he remembered a story he had heard in Sunday School about someone who, when threatened, had seen himself surrounded by protective light. Alex understood this to be the light of God, divine Truth. Remembering that story, he felt protected. Then when all was quiet, he quickly left the field.

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