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Elderly Woman Rescued Because of Game Habit

One of the ways that Meredith Holt-Caldwell stays in contact with her 80-year-old mother Denyse Holt is through their newest daily ritual, comparing scores in the popular online word game Wordle. So, when Denyse didn’t send her word grid one morning, and didn’t respond to any of her text messages, Meredith grew concerned.

As it turns out, she was right to be concerned. Authorities say that early that morning, a man presumed to be mentally ill, broke into Denyse’s home and threatened to harm her with a pair of scissors. She told reporters, “I didn’t think I was going to live. I was in shock. I was trying to survive.”

Denyse’s silence prompted Meredith to call police in the area to request a welfare check, which escalated into an hours-long standoff with local law enforcement. Eventually, a SWAT team broke through the door and subdued Davis with a stun gun, taking him into custody. Davis was eventually charged with home invasion, aggravated kidnapping, and aggravated assault against a peace officer.

Despite being held in captivity for over 17 hours, Holt was uninjured upon rescue. “I’m very lucky,” she said.

Possible Preaching Angle:

God can use even trivial things to help engineer our rescue from life-threatening dangers and troubles.

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