Contributed by Mark

The other day while talking with the Lord, He not only reminded me of His Love for us, but also His Protection. He reminded me of an incident that happened to me on the 19th September 2005. Not that I could ever forget it. It was a work day and I was up a ladder trimming back a shrub. It was a nice summer’s day, if you can remember them; I had just finished it and started to climb down the ladder when it was pulled away from beneath me with great force. You must understand that no one was in the garden but me. I was heading towards the ground at great speed and I was about to smash my face onto concrete slabs when in a split second I found myself spun around and looking towards the sky. As I was about to hit the ground a voice spoke to me and told me LIFT YOUR HEAD. As I did my whole body hit the concrete. I lay there for a minute or two, just checking I was ok. Though I was bruised and aching, there was no blood or broken bones. I believe a demon tried to seriously harm or even to kill me that day, but God had an alternative plan. Satan comes to steal, kill and destroy, but God comes to give life and life more abundantly.

You may be thinking it was good he lifted his head because that stopped his skull from being split open, and yes it was good I responded to His voice, but I’d heard that voice before when I was a child. I remember that we had a cleaner for a while, and one day she was telling me that there was going to be a coach load of people going to the seaside for the day about which I got very excited. I wanted to go but she told me all the seats were taken and I ran out of the back door of the house very upset and headed for the shed at the bottom of the garden. It was then when I heard a man’s voice saying YOU’RE GOING. Within weeks I was on that coach heading for the seaside. Someone had pulled out of the trip releasing a seat for me!

Thank you God for your love and mercy. You never change. You are always true to your word. He wants the best for us like any loving Father would.

It says in His word, “I will be with you even unto the end of the age”. Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called THE CHILDREN OF GOD.