When the light shines(Her)

I was outside brushing the dog and noticed that we were not alone. Across the street stood a man, that I did not recognize, staring at me. Maybe he was admiring Mikey, but whatever he was doing it made me quite uncomfortable. And of course, these things always happen when (he) isn’t home. (He) is in Florida right now. At least I didn’t have to call the police this time…

It was somewhere around 4 AM when I woke to screaming in the street. I didn’t get up right away because, well, screaming in the street isn’t all that uncommon around here. It wasn’t long before I could tell that something was seriously wrong and I peered out the bedroom window to see a woman running from a man. I moved to the office where I could get a better view and at that time the man had conquered her and she lay in a heap on the floor crying out for help. I thought briefly about running outside, but realized that that probably would not have been wise and so I called 911 instead. As the dispatcher had me describing everything that I could two other men approached the scene. It was as if it were straight out of the movies, one of them had a long black trench coat on and in a split second I watched the three men drag the woman into a car and speed off. My face was practically glued to the window as I tried my best to see a license plate for the dispatcher; no luck. It was only seconds before I saw the first police car drive by in the direction that I reported that the car had gone. I can only hope that they caught them.

Not long after I got off of the phone I realized that I had been peering through an open window and that I was probably pretty visible from the road… and then my thoughts began to race. I called (him) right away and he prayed for me. Distraught by the whole ordeal I started questioning God. Why does so much go on in the night? And when is it safe, when are people safe? The Lord replied “When the light shines.” and as the sun began to split the night I felt at ease and was able to fall back to sleep.

Published by Tiffanie Lloyd

I am a detail-oriented and energetic multi-tasker traveling at the side of my best friend, and momma to eight amazing kids. God has gifted me with creativity; I'm an entrepreneur, writer, and photographer with a passion for women's health, particularity in childbirth. I'm a Parenting and Childbirth Educator, Doula, Breastfeeding Counselor, and working toward certification as a Holistic Nutritionist. Thanks for stoping by! Be sure to check out my archives, and sign up for notifications about new posts!

3 thoughts on “When the light shines(Her)

  1. studying Isaiah this year, I've realized how true that is. That the world is so dark, and will be until HE takes His place on earth.Just read this verse sent out from a missionary friend: “And do this, understanding the present time: the hour has already come for you to wake up from our slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. SO let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light”. Isn't that awesome? (Romans 13:11-12)


  2. oh goodness tiff…I hope that woman is okay…it's so hard to tell how to fix things around here in an active way. sometimes I feel like praying is useless in such a chaotic situation as an onlooker…-Sally


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