Protected From Flying Bullets in the Night

All this happened on Sunday night, 9th August 1987.  Like most Sundays, I attended the evening service at Church.  Around 9:30 that evening I got into my car and drove home.  I had to go along Hoddle Street, and I am still amazed at what Father God did for me there.

I drove along Hoddle St., and past Clifton Hill railway station.  Suddenly I heard an enormous bang.  I thought that my car had back fired.  As the car did not seem to react in any strange way, I continued on home.  It was just before 10:00 when I got in and I turned the radio on for the evening news.

A Massacre
The first item on the news was about a shooting in Hoddle St, near the Clifton Hill railway station.  Several deceased and more injured.  My heart almost stopped beating when I realised that I had driven through that shooting rampage.

From later reports it appears that the bang I heard was the shooter changing guns at 9:35 to a larger and louder gun.  The loud bang alarmed many people who alerted emergency personal.  Many other cars had already been targeted and I drove through that mess without a scratch, not knowing what it was until after I arrived home shortly before 10:00.

There is so much in the Bible about the protection God gives us.  “Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name” & “My prayer is … that you protect them from the evil one” (John 17:11&15), “The Lord protects the unwary” (Psalm 116:6), “He guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones” (Proverbs 2:8).
This is only a very small selection from the Bible, that tell us about protection.  It is easy to dismiss it as “Oh, ye”, but at a time like this, it becomes a reality.  God is protecting us from very many things that we may never know until Eternity.
                                       Do we ever thank him for that protection?

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