Monday, April 7, 2008

Cars and Angels

I have always found it fascinating how angels can briefly appear in human form, yes, human form, to help us in a time of need. Several senior ladies were driving on an isolated road in Wisconsin. When the flat tire occurred, they were quite upset. Only a few minutes elapsed and a young man appeared near the car asking my friend, Miriam, if she would like help. Of course, she said yes. In no time at all, the spare was put on. Miriam turned her back to the man as she looked in her purse sitting on the front seat. Although he never asked for payment, she wanted to give him something for his generous act of kindness. When she was ready to hand him money, he had disappeared as quickly as he had appeared. There were no other cars or buildings in the area. It is safe to say that we need to pay attention to the 'people' we meet. One of them may be an angel in disguise.

Recently, I met a lovely young woman named Loren. She had several angel stories to share. One of them occurred when she was eight months pregnant with her son. She was driving north on a tollway to go to a doctor's appointment. The rain that had been slowly drizzling quickly turned into a heavy downpour. Her windshield wipers were going full speed, but she could barely see what was in front of her. As Loren leaned forward in the seat and squinted through the rain, to her horror she saw that up ahead was a red sports care in her lane...and he was facing the wrong direction!

Loren looked to either side of the car for some way to escape a head-on collision. There were semi trucks to the left and right of her, leaving nowhere else to go. She realized that there were no options left, and shouted "Please God, please help me!" The last thing she saw was the man's face in the sports car, eyes wide and mouth screaming. Loren then gripped the steering wheel, closed her eyes and braced for impact. The impact never came. When she opened her eyes she was still in the same lane driving at the speed of traffic. When she looked in her rearview mirror, she saw the red sports car behind her, still in her lane, and still facing the wrong direction. Confused and in shock, all she could do was shout over and over, "Thank you, God, thank you for saving me." Loren was fortunate to have hardworking angels eager to help her on that miraculous day. Do you understand why angels appear to help some people and not others?

No comments: