On 15 September 2016, I was on vacation in Munich, Germany. Like most tourists, I was lost in my own world, taking pictures of the magnificent architectures. When I was ready to move off, I stood up and took an unusually hard and fast turn in the opposite direction — almost bumping into an elderly woman and stepping on her foot. My travel partner, a non–believer, immediately pulled me away as the lady got really mad and started raising her voice at me in German.
She caused such a commotion that almost everyone in the area was staring at us wondering what was going on. I kept really quiet throughout the whole commotion as she was yelling non–stop. I just stood still and stared at her, feeling uneasy and suspicious since there was ample space for people to move around and there was no reason for her to come so close to me.
Right after that, we moved away and decided to grab a drink at a nearby kiosk. My friend reached into her bag and discovered that she had lost her money pouch. All her travel money for the trip was gone! We were just into the second day of our trip with six more days to go.
We realised she had been pick–pocketed by the lady, as she had brushed against my friend before exiting the scene. All that drama was a decoy. I quickly checked my belongings, and was relieved that they were intact.
I knew it was Abba Father’s divine protection, directing me to move off at the right time and in an unusually fast manner and hence, disrupting the thief’s ploy.
Before my trip to Germany, I had the opportunity to read the introductory chapter of Pastor Prince’s new book The Prayer Of Protection — Living Fearlessly In Dangerous Times and declared Psalm 91 over myself.
All praise to Jesus for protecting me, so I could be in a position to bless and provide for my friend during such an ordeal. Indeed, “A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you.”
Thank you, Pastor Prince, for always being faithful in releasing Abba Father’s words in season.
To God be the glory!