safe!' That's right-He rescues you from hidden traps, shields you from deadly hazards."
Psalms 91:2-3 (The Message)
It had just turned 2 a.m. I know this because I heard the Mission: Impossible! theme on the TV. I had laid down in my basement for a quick nap in the midst of an all-nighter. I had more on my plate than hours in the day. My faithful four-legged creature was barking, loudly, in the kitchen upstairs. I remember being annoyed that he wouldn't quiet down to let me catch a few more z's. Annoyed, I called for him to stop. He wouldn't. So, even more annoyed, I got up from my couch and started up the stairs to scold my dog for disturbing me. As my foot hit the first step, I heard a crack, followed by the full collapse of my basement ceiling--right on the couch where I had been trying to take my nap.
The contractor who surveyed the damage the next day said that I would have been killed. Others have called me "lucky"--I don't believe in luck.
I know that I'm kept and I know that, because of God, my refuge, I am safe!