Our son Joshua has taken an 18-month assignment with his work in London. He left in October 2006. Debbie and I got to spend Christmas in London with him. It was the coolest (and wettest) Christmas!
Before we arrived Joshua called to tell me of an earlier incident that he felt was important for me to know about. He had been riding the Tube (their underground subway) the night before and arrived in his neighborhood at around 10:00 pm. He had just been reading the newspaper about an attorney that had been attacked and killed when leaving the station by a couple of thugs (who were presently on trial). Joshua sensed some kind of danger as he was leaving the Tube station and that’s when he noticed the two men who appeared to be following him. He ducked into a restaurant, emerged 10-15 minutes later and they were still there. When he started down the street, so did they.
Just as he was arriving at the intersection that would take him down several blocks to his flat (apartment), he prayed and debated about what to do, knowing that more darkened streets towards his residence would prove more advantageous for the men following him. Just as he turned toward his place, three policemen were standing there. Whether they were angels or positioned by God at just the right moment, only heaven will reveal. Joshua said to me, “Don’t tell mom!” But it’s the first thing that I did, so we could celebrate together God’s care and protection over our son. “And he will give his angels charge over you, to guard you in all your ways” (Psalm 91:11). Thank you just doesn’t seem enough, Lord … but THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
By: Glenn Burris Jr., general supervisor