I was caught in a very precarious situation this morning. Though I was not the target of a violent act, I was caught in the crosshairs, closer than I had ever been before to a fight. In the midst of the melee, I was able to escape, but was quite shaken and it took some time for my heart to return to a normal rate. In the moment, I thought my life might be in danger because I did not know the people or the extent to which the issue would escalate. Thankfully, I left unscathed.
In refelction afterwards, I had to say, "Thank You, Jesus!" The situation could have gotten very ugly, but God! I am not sure how I would have reacted had I been hit or pushed. I am not sure how the students around me would have reacted or what would have happened if my family heard something happened to me. And, I thank God I don't have to find out. This is not a regular occurence, but it caused me to think about the fact that I constantly pray for blessings and protection for others and I don't ever really ask that for myself. I think I actually take for granted the protection that God gives me day by day.
So, I am grateful that God protects me and rescues me even when I don't recognize; or worse yet, when I recognize it, but resent it because I think I know what is best for me life. I am so thankful that I know that God loves me. The God who can raise the dead will protect me and rescue me as many times as I need it. I am glad that God was on my side today and will be forever and ever. Ms. EV