When Diane was walking home alone on that alley that night, what happened next was beyond her wildest dream.

Diane is a young university student. One day, she went to a party but she ended up staying longer than planned and had to walk home alone. But 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, Diane asked God to keep her safe from harm and danger. 

When she reached the alley, which was a shortcut to her house, she decided to take it. 

However, halfway down the alley, she noticed a man standing at the end as though he were waiting for her. She became uneasy and began to pray, asking for God’s protection.

Instantly a comforting feeling of quietness and security wrapped around 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 paper that a young girl had been mugged 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 Diane for her bravery and wanted to know whether there was anything they could do for her. She asked if they would ask the man one question: Why had he 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.”

Miracles happen when our hearts are pure and our minds are free of any doubt. Heaven knows our every need and thought, and guides and protects us in our many tests and difficulties. God has created us and cares about us, and while we are too ignorant and our wisdom is too limited, we should praise and thank God every day. No matter what happens, always trust in God and believe that He has a plan for you, knows you, and cares about you.

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