Praise God for Jeanne Assam

Jeanne AssamNo matter what you think of having an armed security detail at a church, Jeanne Assam was at the right place at the right time. Praise God for her actions.

I hope others see it in this news report… but God’s hand was all over protecting New Life on Sunday. It’s a miracle that the shooter didn’t do more damage.

Read the news account

Here are some statements that impressed me from her statement.

“did not think for a minute to run away”
“It seemed like it was me, the gunman and God,”
“Boyd said Assam was the one who suggested the church beef up its security Sunday following the Arvada shooting, which it did. The pastor credited the security plan and the extra security for preventing further bloodshed.”
Assam said she was ending three days of fasting on Sunday when fate put her in the path of the gunman.

“I was praying to God that he direct me” in what to do in life, Assam said. “God made me strong.”

Amazing stuff there. Sometimes God calls us to do things for Him that make no logical sense. I praise God this woman took action to hear God’s direction and was bold enough to act on it. I hope she is an example for Christians everywhere in that regard.

By Adam McLane

Kristen and Adam live in Ahwahnee, California.

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