Monday, June 16, 2008

God's Protection in the Midst of Danger

There were two bomb blasts in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka in the month of May. The first was in a bus: My sister and my niece were at that bus stop. Since the bus was getting late and they did not want to be late for the prayer meeting they were going to, they took a taxi and left the place.

About five minutes later, the bomb blast took place. Many waiting for the bus got injured. It was God who preserved my family. The other one happened on the train: My nephew normally returns home on that train after work. That day, he decided to take the later train and he escaped the blast. These people, because of the uncertain, precarious situation in the country, always pray and give themselves to the protection of the almighty God.

I believe that it is God who is keeping them safe.

When I said this to someone, she said, "Oh, they were fortunate" and "It so happened that they decided to take the other course.". Another said "Your people always have such stories.". To them, these are not miracles of protection from God. Some call these coincidences. For God's children, nothing happens by chance or coincidence. When we trust God, Psalm 91 becomes a real daily experience.

"If you make the most high your dwelling, even the Lord, who is my refuge, then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent." [Psalms 91:9,10]

It is good to remember that God does not promise a world free from danger, but He does promise His help whenever we face danger. When we believe His promises, we will experience His miracles.


spain dad said...

I thank God for protecting your family.

Elizabeth said...

Spain Dad,
Thank you for reading my blog.

I also thank God for the wonderful protection, Our Lord is giving to His people in many parts of the world.

It is a great comfort to know that what He has done for others, He will do for you and me too.