I had just recently moved to Spokane, WA and lived (still do but in a different house) near downtown in a historic neighborhood. I love taking walks, and use it as my special prayer time. One beautiful day during the summer I decided to take my usual walk downtown to the park. I always would take the route down the main street in my neighborhood, past the Cathedral and then to downtown.
As I was a few blocks from the Cathedral I saw a really scary looking man heading my way. He was walking erratically, screaming obscenities, had really wild hair and was moving his hands up and down. I immediately felt panic, especially when a girl walked past him and he tried grabbing her. She pulled away and quickly ran across the street. He then started walking faster towards me. I was really scared, noticing that I was the only one walking down that street, except the girl that ran away. There weren't even any cars driving by. I decided the best thing to do was to cross the street. This man however, noticed me doing this and then began mirroring me, and attempted to cross the street and started screaming and waving his hands.
I then decided to stay on the sidewalk in hopes that he would just cross the street. He didn't and also headed back to the sidewalk. I then started to pray...God, please protect me from this man, please protect me. I even looked towards the towers of the Cathedral. The man got closer to me and I just kept looking straight ahead, when I saw a security guard literally come out of no where and standing in front of a driveway. The mad man then walked past me, simply just growled and kept walking... He didn't try to grab me, or said anything except for this growl sound. The security guard then looked at me and smiled and said, "Have a nice afternoon." I said thank you and kept walking, feeling a sigh of relief.
When I got to the corner I turned around and the guard was gone. I have walked this route hundreds of times... (I still do walk it.) Not once have I ever seen a security guard at this location...ever. Every time I pass this place I always look around for any signs of a guard. There really isn't any reason for a guard to be there. I'm convinced the man was my guardian angel who stepped in to protect me. I am forever grateful to God for answering my prayer and keeping me safe.