For a year and a half, morning and night, Alexandria Tackleman prayed she would be able to escape from her abusive husband and isolated life. Was this day at the beach her chance?
Winston Grover had been watching the mistreated woman who looked like she just wanted to swim.
Help her, a voice urged.
"Do you need help escaping from that man?" he whispered in Alexandria's ear.
Before she could answer, he was gently but quickly escorting her back to shore. What was happening? Her first impulse was to pull away, to push this stranger away, to yell that she didn't need his help and explain how Gary was her husband. But while her brain tried to tell her tongue what to say and her legs what to do, she heard the soft voice repeat, Trust me. Go. I am answering your prayer.
She glanced at the man beside her. His lips were not moving. She felt a warmth spread through her that had nothing to do with the blazing sun overhead.
A calmness swept over her. And she knew.
Her prayers had been answered.
But what her rescuer didn't know was that she would change his life forever too.