A single mother in Michigan scared away an intruder by reciting God’s Word.
The 38-year-old woman was assaulted when an attacker broke into her home in Dearborn Heights around 4:45 Monday morning. Astonished neighbors told 7 Action News what happened next.
Julie Wilding, who lives near the victim, told the news station that the single mother started preaching the Bible and telling the intruder, “God loves you. You don't want to do this.”
The victim told Wilding that after she started sharing her faith with her attacker, he left the house, leaving her special-needs daughter unharmed. The mother was not seriously hurt.
“I told her God was watching out for her,” Wilding says. “Somebody was watching out for her, for her to be able to walk away from something like this ... by witnessing to somebody and changing the course of what they planned on doing … to just walking away.”
The victim’s neighbor continued, “She’s a very good mother. She spends all the time with her daughter. ... She’s a very religious person. She’s very strong in her faith ... a really good person.”
According to 7 Action News, the intruder escaped through the basement window. The suspect has not been caught, but Dearborn Heights is looking into leads, The Blaze reports.