I read a story about a woman who was a manager at a gas station that had experienced a number of robberies. She decided to design a sign to hang in a conspicuous place to ward off prospective burglars, and she came up with a message similar to the words in this image. Years after she moved away from that place, she met a young man who became friends with her and her husband. One day when they were chatting, he began to open up about his past. He mentioned a small town where he’d once lived, the very place it turns out, where the woman had worked at that gas station. One night, the young man confessed, he had loaded his father’s pistol and headed to the gas station to rob it. He changed his mind, though, when he saw the well-lit sign and the expression of faith in Divine Protection. “I walked away,” he said, “a changed man; those words put my life on a new path.” The woman cried; it was an answer to a prayer she had prayed when she first fashioned the sign, a prayer that people would take note and let the Lord be their Security Guard, too!

I decided to fashion my own sign in hopes that it will help us all to remember that we are not alone; Someone truly is watching over us always!

Who knows? History might even repeat itself; this poster in a place of business might redirect somebody’s else life once again!


  • KatsEye
    KatsEyeover 5 years ago

    Just gorgeous Bonnie. I agree 100 %. What a story. More people need to learn about God and what it means to beleave. Excellent and Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing.

  • Thank YOU so much for your heartfelt response; I’m touched by your kindness and encouragement.

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • photosbyflood
    photosbyfloodover 5 years ago

    Great Poster Bonnie! Very touching story.

  • Thank you so much for viewing this image and responding to it so favorably. I appreciate that.

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • Kathy Reid
    Kathy Reidover 5 years ago

    Bonnie this is great, love the story and your creative sign. You’re right we are being watched over 24/7!!!

  • Thank you so much, Kathy, for your thoughtful response to this image and story; it means a lot to me, especially in light of the fact that so few have even viewed it.

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 5 years ago

    Very nice card my friend. Well done. Hugs Tom

  • photofriendly777
    photofriendly777over 5 years ago

    Great message of hope and comfort. Well done, my friend!

  • judygal
    judygalalmost 5 years ago

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