All through the Old Testament God tells the Israelites to remember what He's done in the past. It builds our faith and makes us stronger when we can look back at what God has done for us in the past. Although God is always doing things on my behalf, I have several times that stick out in my mind that I will probably always remember. I thought I would share one of those stories.
It was about 16 years ago and we were living in Flint, Michigan at the time. My mom decided that she would go with Brie and me to pick up Travis from kindergarten, and then she would take us out to lunch. We picked up Travis and then went to a nearby Wendy's.
We ordered our food and had just sat down at our table when a man at a nearby table jumped up and yelled, "He has a gun and he's coming this way!"
Everyone looked out the window and sure enough, two men were running across the Home Depot parking lot next door, and one of them was waving a gun in the air. They were headed toward Wendy's.
People started demanding that the doors be locked, but they were on some kind of automatic timer and the manager couldn't lock them. The manager saw that I was the only one with small children and she whisked us into the bathroom to hide while everyone else took cover behind the condiment counter.
I knelt down to eye level with my kids who were extremely frightened by this time, and I said, "God will protect us. We need to pray." We quickly prayed for the safety of everyone, and we prayed that the gun wouldn't even be able to come into Wendy's even though the doors couldn't be locked.
A few minutes later the manager came to the bathroom door and told us the danger was over and we could come out. I walked out of the bathroom and looked out the window. On the sidewalk in front of the window, a man was tackled to the ground about 5 feet from the door, and the police were arriving.
My kids were very little, just 5 years old and 3 years old, but they both knew that God kept everyone safe, and He didn't even let the gun come into Wendy's.
"Remember His marvelous works which He has done, His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth" I Chronicles 16:12