You're safe: an angel's got your back

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“Watch out from behind the tree.” This is the message that popped into my head as I sat in a park one early morning doing some prayerful study. I had brought with me the Bible and Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy. The message was so clear I didn’t waste time questioning it.

I turned around to see a man hiding behind the tree. When he realized I had seen him, he asked me a few questions and then lunged at me. He grabbed hold of me and tried to kiss me. But without thinking about what I was doing, I managed to pick up my things, run to my car and drive off.

I was completely unharmed, though a little shaken. But what impressed me most was that I had heard so clearly the directive to “watch out,” which ultimately saved me from my attacker.

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