Only by God’s grace I am here to tell you this story. Today I was physically assaulted in New York City, and I have an amazing testimony to tell you.
This very morning I was reading in the Bible about God’s protection not realizing what would happen. I was right by a park with a lot going on including preparation for a pro-abortion rally, a farmers market, artists selling stuff, people practicing false religions with tables set up, homeless people, and on and on. I was just across the street standing there minding my own business. I looked over at someone seated down, reached out to make light conversation, saw the person stare hard at me, felt I should walk away, murmured something, and started to leave.
The person rose up with no notice and physically assaulted me. He pulled my hair and body upward I suppose, twisted my body around, and slammed me downward until my knee hit the ground. Then miraculously, God’s heavenly hand intervened and the assault stopped.
A man in a truck yelled out to tell me police were nearby. Someone else asked if I was okay. The crowd in which I was moved on. And Jesus delivered me whereby I walked away albeit in a big daze and extremely shook up. After much walking I found police and burst into tears. I called friends to ask for prayer, and I went on. Devastated because I so love being on the streets telling the world about Jesus and knowing God might lead me to make some changes in ministry considering the state of the world right now.
Perhaps you think the only miracle was how God spared my life and body. Besides a bit of blood on my knee, and some soreness, I feel miraculously well. I did not see a human being step in to stop the man’s assault. I believe God stopped him.
But this is not the only miracle. On the subway to get my bus back to New Jersey, I was all teared up. Not with anger and self pity. But realizing I had no anger toward the person, that I had total forgiveness, and that I desperately want that person to turn his life over to the Lord Jesus Christ and to spend forever in heaven. And I pray just that.
Now lest you think I shouldn’t be on the streets doing my ministry work, that is in God’s hands. But I want to remind you this world is in dire straits. I did nothing but reach out with kindness to a fellow human being and was assaulted. This was not a result of my talking about Jesus. It was a result of my reaching out to a person with love and a few words of chit chat. The Bible said these times were coming, and here we are. With a choice. Will we turn from our sins, believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and in His death and resurrection, and turn to God and His ways and be forgiven by God and be promised forever life with Him and be indwelt by His Holy Spirit and truly live for Christ henceforth according to God’s ways? Or will we live with our backs turned to Jesus like so much of this world right now and spend forever in hell and the lake of fire in torment apart from God?
Please pray for me. I could really use it right now. Safety, health, healing, wholeness, God’s wisdom, leading, direction, provision, for my beautiful special needs ministry dogs especially as paralyzed Miss Mercy has been struggling with age and years-in-a-wheelchair related pain I am treating her for and another medical issue, and for this world to repent and turn to Jesus Christ as Lord!
May God use this message mightily to encourage people far and wide to humble ourselves and love and serve and praise and worship the Lord forevermore, AMEN!
Not long before this happened, I was on the sidewalk and did a little Video Devotional with this Bible verse.
“God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.” Psalms 46:1 NKJV