SAFE at gunpoint

IT WAS A HOLDUP scene straight out of the movies. And I was in it. At 9:30 in the evening, I was walking to my car at the community college I attended in Northern California. Suddenly a tall, dark figure approached me from behind and shoved a gun into my side. This man was swearing at me and seemed very angry. I knew I hadn't done anything to provoke him, but I was afraid of what he might do to me.

At first I didn't have a clue how to react. I'd been attending this college for about a year, and the history of violence on campus was no secret. In fact, it had been widely reported in the city. This had prompted me to pray from time to time about the safety and peace of my college community. One thing that seemed completely clear to me at that moment, though, was that if I gave in to fear, it wouldn't help my situation at all.

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