Sanitation worker Dion Merrick headed off to work for another typical day, never dreaming he would encounter a true miracle at work that would deepen his faith in the most amazing way.
As he went about his daily trash route, he noticed something unsettling.
But instead of ignoring his instincts, he reacted swiftly and ended up saving a young girl’s life.
There’s nothing scarier than receiving an Amber Alert, which almost always means a child’s life is in danger.
Many people feel helpless upon receiving such alerts and turn to God for prayer.
It’s terrifying to know an innocent child is in the hands of a predator – and not all Amber Alerts have a happy outcome.
But when Dion received the alert, he took note of the car in the description and was shocked to realize he’d come across it during his route.
He could have ignored it, second-guessed himself, or been frozen in fear.
Instead, he took action – and ended up saving this young girl’s life.
Dion was able to not only alert the authorities, but he went even further and bravely positioned his dump truck so the driver was not able to escape until police arrived.
Talk about boldness!
Dion didn’t know the man in the car (who was a registered sex offender), so anything could have happened.
The man could have pulled a gun on him or gotten violent.
But Dion was determined to do whatever was in his power to rescue this young girl – and he did!
Thanks to his swift actions, Dion prevented the unthinkable from occurring.
The authorities were able to take the girl for medical treatment and apprehend the sex offender.
Realizing the magnitude of what had just taken place, Dion gave all the credit to God, utterly amazed and awestruck by how God uses His people to intervene.
If anything, Dion’s faith was strengthened and he wants everyone to know about the power of God!
“I was just doing my job and actually came across somebody that needed help,” the man continued. “I’m teared up right now, for real. I’d had never thought [to look]. …
Whoever’s little girl this is, you need to fall on your knees and tell God, ‘Thank you. Thank you, because it could have been worse.’ ’Cause I’m looking at the situation, if you look at them woods and stuff, anything could have went on.
Thank God, bruh. That’s why I saw that Man is real. A lot of people don’t believe in Him, but you [need] to start believing in Him, cuz.”
God is real and His power is alive and active.
And if we’re willing and able, He too can use us to make a difference in this world.
Dion’s job may be a sanitation worker, but God shows us yet again how He uses ordinary people to accomplish His purposes.
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