But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one. --2 Thessalonians 3:3
A thief enters the Tean Residence in the middle of the night. He quietly makes his way to where Grandpa Tin lays sound asleep. Holding a knife, he raises his hands, and the moment he is to begin swinging the knife downward into Grandpa Tin’s head, he’s stunned! He looks from side to his, his arms unmoving. His heart racing and feeling frazzled, he decides to wake up Grandpa Tin.
The thief begins uttering, “Hello …help, can you wake up, and help me?”
Grandpa, unafraid, but surely confused as to why a stranger is standing above him with his arms upright he questions the thief, “Who are you?! What are you doing here?! How do you want me to help?”
The thief explains to him that he has come into the home to kill him and steal his clothes and food. However, he can’t move.
Grandpa assures him that he could help, but the thief would have to pray with him to the One True God, and that God could help him and he could be set free. Grandpa Tin kneels with the thief, his hand on the thief’s shoulder. He invites him into prayer. The thief who came to kill, steal, and destroy was shown mercy.
Grandpa Tin praises God for he protected him and his family!
What a mighty God, indeed!
A suggested prayer: God, Creator of all living things, I come humbly before you. I thank you for this day. God you are able and you are all powerful. I thank you for keeping me safe thus far. Today, I pray for peace over my heart and home. I pray that you’d provide peace and protection for me today. By your words you spoke creation into being. As Romans 11:36 says “For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen”