Dateline: Dec. 15, 2021, The Express Tribune, Lahore, Pakistan: “In a rented house at midnight, two women were allegedly gang-raped by three robbers who barged into the house, made them hostage at gunpoint and looted valuables costing around Rs 45, 000.
“Right after stealing, instead of fleeing, the suspects sexually assaulted the two victims, while one of the robbers remained on guard.” said the police as per victim N’s statement.
Dateline: Mar. 24, 2022, DailyMail, Manchester, England: “A 60-year-old woman was raped in a ‘horrific and sustained’ assault during a break-in at her home.”
“After beating and raping the old woman in a fit of rage, the man ran off with two mobile phones, chocolates, tobacco, alcohol, bank cards, cash and a Fitbit.” said Manchester Police.
Dateline: Jan. 18, 2022, The Livingston Parish News, Louisiana, United States: “An elderly man was beaten, robbed and left tied inside his own home and his family is asking for the public’s help in identifying the masked intruder.”
“A masked person approached my father from behind and struck him multiple times with a pistol. He then told my dad if he doesn’t lead him to his safe, he will blow his brains out,” said the victim’s son to the police.
These reports are genuine news stories that have taken place since the pandemic. According to crime statistics and trends, the COVID-19 and its accompanying changes have pushed a spike in 2020-2022 home invasions and assaults. Since many have bore the brunt of the COVID-induced economic crisis, robberies have become more visible, involving banks, convenience stores and fast-food restaurants. As a result, criminals are even targeting secure residential neighborhoods.
So, that means even if you have locked the doors and windows properly or have video surveillance cameras, alarms and motion sensors in the house, these won’t make your home less susceptible to a home invasion.
However, while these things cannot guarantee that you won’t become a home intrusion victim, I know one source that can provide you with absolute protection.
God’s Ultimate Protection
First and foremost, if you haven’t read part 1, I suggest you go back and do it right now before you continue reading and take me for a dangerously crazy mental hospital escapee.
After reading the testimonies, here’s what I learned from these cases:
- One, you might have a carefully calculated home security system designed to protect your home, but no security method is foolproof.
- Two, while you can’t find absolute protection from this world or from humanly-designed home security systems, you can certainly find it if you trust God.
I know it might sound weird and I’m not asking you to remove your surveillance cameras or your alarms.
If you are a believer and follower of Christ-like me, I’m asking you to look carefully into the Bible and it will give you the decisive answer to your question about absolute security for you and your family.
Throughout Biblical scriptures, you will find that God, in His mercy and everlasting love, offers us His mighty power and protection to all those who need, trust and obey Him. The following Biblical passages confirm what I’m telling you.
“Peace be within your walls and security within your towers!”
– From Psalm 122:7
“And you will feel secure, because there is hope; you will look around and take your rest in security.”
– From Job 11:18
“He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.”
– From Psalm 40:2
“Of Benjamin he said, “The beloved of the Lord dwells in safety. The High God surrounds him all day long, and dwells between his shoulders.”
– From Deuteronomy 33:12