It was a good thing that this veteran U.S. Marine was at a gas station when three muggers attempted to rob the store. This brave officer stopped the armed robbers with his amazingly quick, combat reflexes.
It was a fortunate night for the store’s employee when James Kilcer, a veteran Marine, dropped by to buy a few items. However, it was an unfortunate day for the three armed and masked men who attempted to carry out their evil plan.
Kilcer and the store’s clerk were talking when suddenly, these men arrived. They were armed and masked. One of them pointed the gun at the employee. He was asking for him to give the money the store earned. These first few seconds were taken advantage of by this veteran officer. He quickly grabbed the gun and stopped the mugger from doing further harm. He noticed that only one of them was armed. He quickly acted on the situation when he saw that the gunman’s attention was on the clerk and not on him. He surprised him with his quick, combat reflexes. The said man is now behind bars.
The blow-by-blow account was caught by the store’s CCTV camera–how Kilcer had single-handedly and confidently tackled the gunman. When he was asked as to how he was able to take control of the situation, he answered, “The Marine Corps taught me not to [mess] around.”
Guess this incident showed how being at the right place and at the right time makes the difference. This is not a mere coincidence or luck. God’s hand was on this throughout. It was He who orchestrated for things to fall in their proper places. It was also He who sent this brave and selfless U.S. Marine to stop the three armed robbers with the quick, combat reflexes God blessed him with.
“My times are in your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies, from those who pursue me.” Psalm 31:15