Angels in Charge

Today, I’d like to share a story which illustrates God’s supernatural intervention on behalf of ordinary people who belong to Him.

My family and I were on our way to an eagerly anticipated revival service at our church. We stopped at a busy intersection with a particularly blind corner — a light pole on one side and a fence on the other. In order to see the traffic coming from both directions, it was necessary to pull a few feet past the stop sign.

As we waited our turn to cross the intersection, to my sudden alarm, a driver turning left onto the street where we were stopped cut his turn way too sharply. He had not noticed until it was too late that he was turning directly into the path of another vehicle, and he was making a last-second, desperate (but futile) attempt to avoid a collision. Of course, there was no time for us to back up and get out of his way. We just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The oncoming car did not have time to stop, and smacked the left-turner broadside, spinning him around. As they crashed and spun, I tensed and shut my eyes, fully expecting that we would be caught up in the accident as well.

It took a few seconds to realize that the impact never came. We had heard the squeal of the tires and the screech of tearing metal, and thought we were part of the collision. When I opened my eyes, one of the cars was resting just a few inches from our front bumper. My husband got out and walked about, looking for damage to our vehicle. We were completely untouched.

It was then that I noticed our position. Before the accident, our car had been nosed out in front of the stop sign. Now we were resting about fifteen or twenty feet behind it. We gazed at each other in amazement, realizing that we had just experienced God’s supernatural protection. If our car had remained where it had been, the driver’s side of our vehicle would have been struck with violent force, and we could have been hurt badly.

We realized that there was no logical explanation for our deliverance other than that God’s angels had moved in, picked us up, and put us down just far enough back to keep us out of harm’s way. Truly, we had experienced firsthand the promise in Psalm 91:11, 12: “For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. They shall bear you up in their hands, so that you do not dash your foot against a stone.”

Do you have a story of God’s miraculous intervention in your life? Why not build the faith of others by sharing it as a comment?

3 responses to “Angels in Charge

  1. Thank you for your testimony, Lee Ann. And yes, I have two that come to mind that I hope can encourage others. A few years ago my husband and I had been with a friend at the hospital late into the evening. We left about 11 p.m. and the stoplights were flashing by this time of night. We had a flashing yellow as we approached an intersection. The vehicles coming from our right had a flashing red. As we were proceeding cautiously into the intersection, (my husband was driving), I noticed a large white car coming at us from the right. I could tell it was not slowing down at all, though their light was flashing red. I knew because it was not slowing down at all it was going to hit us broadside right into the door where I was sitting. I leaned toward my husband, cried out his name, and waited for the impact. It didn’t happen…and as I glanced to the left, directly outside the driver’s window, that big white car continued traveling as if we had not been there. God had protected us from sure harm. Not sure how He did it, but He did it! Praise Him. It was miraculous.

    And another time, way back in the early eighties, I was leaving my place of employment and I had about a half hour drive home. This was in the midst of a Wisconsin blizzard. The road was known for being very treacherous in the winter. I was just leaving the parking lot and the Lord allowed me to see a large, strong angel flying near the right front of my car. I saw it only for a short instant. It was very masculine. It was bigger than a human— seemed like if it had been standing up it would have been maybe 9 or 10 feet tall and it exuded strength. I knew with him there I had absolutely nothing to worry about. Yes, the greatest sense I had about seeing this angel was how greatly strong he was. It was amazing. I am reminded of Hebrews 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister to them who shall be heirs of salvation? God is so good.

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  2. Encouraging stories! Here’s mine:

    I used to lead a domestic violence survivors group at my church and was on my way to a meeting with two other ladies in the car. It was snowing hard and the roads were bad. There was a car behind me that was following me so closely and acting so impatiently that I mentioned it to the other ladies, saying that the other driver was going to cause trouble. Shortly after that, the car two cars in front of me slid off to the side of the road and blocked traffic, and we had to stop. I looked apprehensively into my rearview mirror and saw the car close behind us go into a full slide. I told my passengers to hold on and we waited for the impact… which never came. Somehow the car behind us missed us, slipping sideways across the road, spinning 180 degrees and thumping into the curb on the other side of the street. How it could have missed us, I really don’t know. But my car was certainly full of people praising God!

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  3. Thanks so much to both of you for sharing your stories!


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