Psalm 91:11

For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.

In the 1950’s, as missionaries in Cuba, Roy and I and our two little boys lived in a thatched-roof house, surrounded by banana trees, on the shores of Cabañas Bay. It was perilous times, during Dictator Fulgencio Batista’s regime. One bright moonlight night, at 2 o’clock in the morning, heavily armed military soldiers surrounded our home. Four of them banged loudly on our door, saying that they had rumors that we had arms hidden in our house, and they were going inside the house to search!

As I remained on the porch with two of the soldiers, two others went inside with Roy. I silently cried out to the Lord, “Please Lord, don’t let them frighten our sleeping children!” After a very long search, the twenty-plus soldiers stayed on the beach until daylight. Roy explained to me that the soldiers searched every room of the house, including the attic…..but they walked right by the childrens’ bedroom and didn’t even see the door!!

Thank you Lord, that you neither sleep nor slumber, and you always hear us when we pray. Amen.

– Ethel Nelson