(By Ben Godwin) My wife and I were working at her father’s house on Sept. 1, 2016, when suddenly my phone vibrated in my pocket. Our neighbor called to inform me that our home security alarm had been triggered. I sped to our house to find an intruder had tried to kick in the front door (a dirty shoe print was visible, and the deadbolt was bent). Unsuccessful, he went around to our French doors in the back and kicked them in. The alarm squealed and spooked the burglar. As he fled, he slammed his vehicle into our basketball goal, knocking the backboard and rim off the pole. (Part of me hopes it landed on his trunk or tailgate to

match the certain dent in his bumper.) Remarkably, nothing was missing from our house. I often pray that angels will surround and protect our home and, if anyone comes on our property with ill intent, the fear of God will fall on them. Prayer answered! Scripture compares Satan to a prowler, “be sober and watchful, because your adversary the devil walks around as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” (1 Pet. 5:8). Jesus warned us of a thief lurking about to steal our spiritual valuables—”The thief does not come, except to steal and kill and destroy” (John 10:10a). READ MORE