Many of you have responded, “What happened! What happened!” Well…there we sat. Me and a van full of children really getting nervous. The kids started asking difficult questions and to cry. Really didn’t know what to do because we were blocked in the front and blocked in the back sitting on a bridge and no where to turn.

All at once two vans come tearing down the street, they swerve around the vehicles one pulling in front of us and the other screeching behind. In my rearview I see eight men jump out of the newly arrived van refugees and neighbors. They had come prepared! Some were holding primitive cross bows, and they looked like they knew how to use them. Others with grim determination surrounded the van and stared at the threatening vehicles. As each glared at the other sirens could be heard in the distance and the abusers decided to leave.

Later I learned that every evening a different car would follow me the entire route and then to my very own front door. The newly arrived refugees and a variety of neighbors all took on this responsibility, never telling me, not wanting me to worry. But…the fact is I was never alone they were making sure I was never going to have to face a difficult situation alone.

Again I say it again, God promises He has a plan for us, “a plan to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you a future and a hope.”

Stay on the path you are not alone! Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought me in safety to this new day: Preserve me with your mighty power, that I may not fall into sin, not be overcome by adversity; and in all I do direct me to the fulfilling of your purpose; through Jesus Christ my Lord. Amen.