An Angel to the Rescue

e458e80815dc3632c2f5e6e09b7faf35I had pulled up in front of the local Thrift Store to deliver a rather large box of donations. As I lifted the box out of the trunk of the car, I set it down on the pavement. I knew it was too heavy to carry in, so I decided to drag it. I was stepping backwards and failed to see a slight raise in the sidewalk, and down I went. There I sat by my box, feeling rather sheepish, when out of the corner of my eye I spotted someone approaching. How nice, I thought. Someone’s coming to help me. My next thought was that this person reminded me of Aunt Bea (from the Andy Griffith Show.) She was a sweet looking older lady dressed in an old-fashioned coat. She had a look of concern on her face, but never said a word. She set down her old-fashioned purse and positioned herself behind me placing both hands under my arms. In one deft swoosh, she had me standing on both feet. I stood there totally amazed that anyone of her stature could pick up dead weight with such quick ease of movement. As I turned around to thank her, Aunt Bea and purse had vanished!

There is no other explanation than what I experienced was the help of an angel unaware. Yes, I believe, according to the Scriptures, that there are angels all around us and that they are sent to minister to us in the time of our need. Sometimes we recognize them as such, and other times they pass us by unnoticed because they tend to blend in with those around them. In Psalm 91:11 we read, “For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.” I know this Scripture is true, for I have personally experienced it many times in my life. The rest of Psalm 91 reminds us that God rescues and protects those who love Him and acknowledge His name, and He promises to be with us in the time of our trouble. Yes! When you are down, He will lift you up!

4 thoughts on “An Angel to the Rescue

  1. Years ago when my husband was in the hospital with heart issues a young man came in dressed as a nurse and asked him if that was his bible on the stand. When Paul replied yes he asked him if he read it. Then he told him “It’s about time you did what God told you to do.” He turned and left and Paul never saw him again. The staff said there was no male nurse on duty that day. Paul had been resisting the call to ministry and always felt that was an angel calling him to say yes to God’s call.

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  2. You and your angel have stirred up a million memories in my mind. My angels have been so busy in my 78 years I am surprised they are still speaking to me! Sometimes they encourage me and sometimes they put their hand over my mouth. Thank you for sharing this with us. I love you and your stories (and Steve too!).

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