A teenage girl about 17 had gone to visit some friends one evening and time passed quickly as each shared their various experiences of the past year.
She ended up staying longer than planned, and had to walk home alone. She wasn’t afraid because it was a small town and she lived only a few blocks away
As she walked along under the tall elm trees, she asked God to keep her safe from harm and danger.
When she reached the alley, which was a short cut to her house, she
decided to take it
However, halfway down the alley she noticed a man standing at the end
as though he was waiting for her
She became uneasy and began to pray, asking for God’s protection.
Instantly a comforting feeling of quietness and security wrapped round
her, she felt as though someone was walking with her.
When she reached the end of the alley, she walked right past the man
and arrived home safely.
The following day, she read in the newspaper that a young girl had been
raped in the same alley just twenty minutes after she had been there.
Feeling overwhelmed by this tragedy and the fact that it could have
been her, she began to weep.
Thanking the Lord for her safety and to help this young woman, she
decided to go to the police station.
She felt she could recognize the man, so she told them her story.
The police asked her if she would be willing to look at a lineup to see
if she could identify him.
She agreed and immediately pointed out the man she had seen in the
alley the night before.
When the man was told he had been identified, he immediately broke down and confessed
The officer thanked her for her bravery and asked if there was
anything they could do for her
She asked if they would ask the man one question.
She was curious as to why he had not attacked her.
When the policeman asked him, he answered, “Because she wasn’t alone.She had two tall men walking on either side of her.”
Amazingly, whether you believe or not, you’re never alone.