Bridgenetta Dickerson, brave daughter of God

by Tammy Phillips
SEPTEMBER 26, 2021

“The LORD is my Protector; He is my strong fortress. My God is my protection, and with Him I am safe. He protects me like a shield; He defends me and keeps me safe. He is my Savior; He protects me and saves me from violence. I call to the LORD, and he saves me from my enemies. Praise the LORD! The waves of death were all round me; the waves of destruction rolled over me. The danger of death was round me, and the grave set its trap for me. In my trouble I called to the LORD; I called to my God for help. In his temple he heard my voice; he listened to my cry for help.”  (2 Samuel 22:2-7 GNBUK)

As many of you know, on Thursday, September 23, 2021, a gunman entered Kroger on New Byhalia Road in Collierville, Tennessee and opened fire.   He injured 14 and killed one woman.

We lived in Collierville from 2010 to 2016.  We lived one mile from this Kroger and shopped there way too often.  Our first concerns after hearing about the shooting is that our friends were safe and Bridgenetta. 

Bridgenetta was “our cashier” at Kroger.  Kris, my husband, did not really shop for groceries, but he knew who Bridgenetta was.  She was always so kind.  We laughed together and even prayed together a few times in line.  She was “good people,” salt of the earth. 

Almost as soon as we raised questions about her safety, a live video surfaced of her!  She was ok!  Praise God.  I listened to her bold eyewitness testimony (I have included a link below).  In the face of the enemy, she bravely led others to safety.  In the strength of her faith, she encouraged others:

“We gonna be ok. We gonna be ok.  God’s got us. He is covering us. We gonna be ok.”

I know from our past conversations that she has strong faith in God.  On September 23, the gunman took a life and injured many people, but Bridgenetta did not let him steal her faith in God.  She had the utmost confidence in God, her Protector, her Covering and her Salvation, as she ran to safety and led others with her as well. 

I know she was confident in the word of God, when He says that He is our protection and covering.  This world is crazy and gets crazier every second.  I pray that your eyes are opened to what is really happening in this world.  I pray that your confidence is in God alone.  I pray that no matter what you are going through that you can have the same confidence and courage as Bridgenetta.  Find strength in her words and know:

“We gonna be ok. We gonna be ok.  God’s got us. He is covering us. We gonna be ok.”

KNOW AND BELIEVE the word of God:

“The LORD is your protector;
The LORD is your shade on your right hand.
The LORD will protect you from all evil;
He will keep your soul.” (Psalm 121:5, 7 NASB20)

“The Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one” (2 Thessalonians 3:3 NIV)

 “Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. 4 He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth [shall be your] shield and buckler. 5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, [Nor] of the arrow [that] flies by day,” (Psalm 91:2-5 NKJV)

I enCOURAGE you with some of the final words of Bridgenetta’s interview,  after bravely encountering the enemy gunman who was attempting to steal her life, she said, “I’m shaky, but I am ok.  I’ve got God on my side.  I’m ok.”    

God is on our side.  He is on our front side, back side, right and left sides.  Confidently, trust Him, no matter what you are going through.  Bridgenetta did and she came out safely on the other side.  She  stated in her interview that next week will mark her thirty third anniversary with Kroger.  I believe when the doors open back up to Kroger in Collierville, Bridgenetta will not be fearfully sitting at home, afraid to go back to work.  I can almost guarantee her brave, courageous self will be standing at her register with the same sweet face that always greeted each customer. Don’t be afraid to go back in and see her.  Pray for her, everyone that was in the store that day, and their families. 

“The LORD is your protector; The LORD is your shade on your right hand. … 7 The LORD will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul.” (Psalm 121:5, 7 NASB20)


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