Saturday, May 16, 2015

Mom Stories #4 - Ivory Knife from Africa

I had been given a hand-carved ivory letter opener as a gift in college from my employer at a world missions agency.  One morning on Bob's way to work he decided to pick it up and take it to the office to use as a letter opener. 

Ten minutes later Bob pulled up in front of our inner-city church and opened his car door to get out. At the last moment he remembered the knife-like letter opener and reached in and grabbed it off the front seat with his right hand. As he stood up and closed the car door he heard someone right behind him. He turned around to see who it was and was holding the knife.

It was a young man with a stocking cap partially blocking his face.  The moment he saw Bob's knife, he turned around and ran in the other direction at full speed.  
Did a gift sent from half-way around the world in Africa save Bob's life? This much is sure. Out there is perhaps some would-be robber who has to wonder just what kind of pastor carries such a knife to work with him. 

"Because the Lord is my shepherd; I have everything that I need
Psalm 23:1

Dear God, Thank you for your hand of protection and watch-care.  In the name of Jesus, Amen

When has God rescued you from your enemies?

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