Faith…

I received this story via email from Mar and I would like to share it with everybody…

A girl went to a party and she ended up staying longer than planned, and had to walk home alone. She was not afraid because it was a small town and she lived only a few blocks away. As she walked, she muttered a prayer asking God to keep her safe from harm and danger.

She reached the alley which was a short cut to her house and decided to take it. However, halfway down that alley, she noticed a man standing there as though he was waiting for her. She became uneasy and began to pray for God’s protection. Instantly, a comforting feeling of quietness and security wrapped around her and she felt as though someone was walking with her. She walked right past the man and reached home safely.

The following day, she read in the papers that a young girl had been raped in that same alley just twenty minutes after she had been there. Feeling overwhelmed by the fact that it could have been her, she began to weep. Thanking God for her safety and to help the victim, she decided to go to the police station.

She told the police her story and they asked her if she would be willing to see if she could identify him from a lineup. She agreed and pointed out the man with ease. When the man was told that he had been identified, he broke down and confessed. Then, she asked if they would ask the man one question. Diane was curious as to why he had not attacked her.

The policeman asked him and he said, “Because she was not alone. She had two tall men walking on either side of her.”

Such is the power of prayer. If you pray with faith and sincerity in your heart, chances are your prayer will be answered…

Matthew 7:7-11
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!

My daughter has been away from home for well over a year now. It was not difficult letting go, but the anxiety, knowing that she is so far away all alone, will always be there, especially when one gets to read all the horror stories in the newspapers including the one sometime ago about the case in KK of the UMS girl from Sibu who was abducted and raped on her way to church.

But there is nothing much I can do other than to put my trust in God and pray for His protection for my girl every passing day…and I do hope that you will say a little prayer as well for her and all the young girls out there on their own.

I pray You’ll be our eyes
And watch us where we go
And help us to be wise
In times when we don’t know
Let this be our prayer
As we go our way
Lead us to a place
Guide us with Your Grace…
Give us faith so we’ll be safe

Thanks…and God bless you all. Have a holy and happy Sunday.