Elijah Passover Dave is such a miraculous person that his god just HAD to watch over him as he was growing up. Since Passover Dave's life was a direct parallel with John the Baptists, there was no way possible that Satan could destroy him. According to Passover Dave he was being groomed to be a future leader as a child and therefore had to be persevered.
Here's another personal point, you can value it to the degree, uh, you'd like to; I can't amplify it very much, don't have time. But speaking of John's childhood growing up, the writer Luke wrote, "The hand of the Lord was with him" as a child, Luke 1:65, "The hand of the Lord was with him." Now, without getting into twenty different stories I could tell you, I was a pretty interesting little kid; I did some stuff that I should be dead many times over. An obvious divine hand has carefully delivered me from serious injury and often outright death time and again in a unique way throughout my life, paralleling John the Baptist. I could list twenty times; staph almost killed me three times; falls; my head going through a window as a little boy; eight months old I was shot past my parents like a missile asleep in a basinet – back before you strapped babies in – I shot right over my parents' shoulders and blew out the windshield as an eight month old boy, I was unscratched when my father slammed on the brakes and stopped ten inches short of hitting a train, and I just fell back in my mother's lap crying. It's just, some of these stories that they tell. This huge, giant swing set rolled over on me and landed on my back, came all the way down, I was three years old. I could just go on and on; I've wondered, "Why?" Well I used to just think, I guess I was gonna be the leader in God's Church at the end of the age – recent years – but now I understand more than ever, God had to watch over me in a unique way, and I guess he'd have to do that if I were just an apostle, but it is interesting how I find in Luke God makes a point of saying the hand of the Lord was with John as he was growing up; there's no way John could be allowed to get killed by an accident, and I guess the same was true of me.