Romans 3:15-17 (KJV)

15 Their feet are swift to shed blood:

16 Destruction and misery are in their ways:

17 And the way of peace have they not known:


I was reminded of this verse the other night!  My husband was gone-playing a gig, and was not to return until the wee hours of the morning.  I always wait up for him to get home.  We live on a real quiet street, so imagine my surprise when I heard a bunch of commotion just outside my front door!  My dog began growling and barking at the window.   I was sitting in my chair, listening to Country music, and the sound of 10-20 cars could be heard, screeching up and down my street.  This, and the barking, caused me to jump to my feet and look out the window to see what had so greatly disturbed my dog.  At least 20 young men were exiting their cars and running to a house just two doors down from me.  I thought it was a late night party taking place, so I sat back down.

I had just made myself comfortable, when I heard two shots ring out!  I quickly turned off the lights in my house and called the police.  While on the phone with them, I heard two more shots.  As I peeked out the window, I saw these same young men running to their cars to make a quick get-away.

Remember…I was here alone with my eight year old up stairs-sleeping.  My neighbor lady was also alone.

The next morning, I went early to her house to see if she was ok.  She told me the chilling story of how these young men banged on her door, trying to get in.  She told them she was calling the police on them -so they left.

Was this a home invasion two doors down?  Was it a gang taking revenge on one of their own or a rival gang?  Was it a domestic dispute gone wrong?  I have not heard…but the young men running to that house had one thing on their mind, and that was to spill blood!

The world we live in today, seems to be at war-in every sense of the word! Many people do not know the way of Peace!  God is out of the equation…it’s all about doing your own thing…doing what is right in your own eyes!

I thank God for watching over my neighbors, and myself and my son.  He sent His angels to keep stand guard over us…He made a hedge of protection to surround us!

I don’t know about the rest of you…but I’m so glad that I have a relationship with God Almighty, His Son, Jesus, and The Holy Spirit!


4 thoughts on “FEET SWIFT TO SHED BLOOD….

  1. Glad you are alive and well to tell the tale! So sorry your neighborhood endures that mess. No neighborhood is actually immune to it, though some are more prone.

    I used to live on, what Maricopa County Sheriff deputy told me was, “the worst street in East Mesa for drugs and prostitution” when I lived down near Phoenix, AZ several years ago. I remember cars in my hood getting vandalized numerous times. I recall calling 911 at least twice when I heard gunshots outside in the night. Phoenix, like Denver, is a BIG city. You kinda expect that in the big city. But we had a park in a residential part of town here in Lubbock play host to an old fashioned “rumble” when several area young people clashed on Facebook and decided to meet in the park. Shots were fired and a young man was killed. Lubbock is up in arms over it now! So sad. So unexpected. So unnecessary.

    So, I feel ya.

    But really, I am glad you are okay. I would never know what happened, I suppose, if you were suddenly gone.

    Praise God, you are still here to tell the story.


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  2. Anita,
      That was pretty chilling! I can’t imagine what those guys thought they were going to do. When I read your post, the first thought that came to mind was this: they can do their best to hurt you, but the most they can do is take your life. And then you are with Jesus… for eternity! I know those words are easy to say but very hard to endure when you’re confronted with someone wanting to kill you. But I’ve read your book & I know how you deal with things like that (with God’s help!).
      I feel badly for our country as the forces of humanism/atheism/secularism eat at the heart of the people who work hard & who make this country great. You just never heard of young people doing things like what you describe, even just a few years ago. But then the secularists want us to believe humanity is constantly improving! I sure don’t see the evidence!
      Sorry for the rant!!


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