“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. ‘Because he loves me,’ says the LORD, ‘I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.’” (Psalm 91:11-14, NIV)
My Girlfriends in God devotional has been talking about angels the past couple of days. Angels are real…
- Thirty-four of the Bible’s sixty-six books talk about angels in detail.
- Every New Testament writer confirms the existence of angels.
- The word “angel” or “angels” occurs more than 300 times in Scripture.
And they serve a huge purpose in our lives even today! Angels help us, protect us, deliver us…It got me thinking about my own experiences with angels and I thought I would share one…
A few weeks ago I was coming back from Atlanta from a visit with my friend Courtney and her sweet baby Harper Kate. I was driving on the interstate (70mph) in the far left traffic lane which was ending so I merged to the right. As I merged over I saw that the car behind me was speeding up to pass in front of me. When he passed in front of me the merging dotted line had already ended so he was cutting it really close. Low and behold a truck TOWING a BOAT decided to try and pass in front of me too. (I have NO clue why he is doing this…did he not see me?? I drive an SUV so I am not small…but there is no way that he saw me and did was he was about to do. Did he not see that his lane was ending?? Ok…had ALREADY ended??)
I see it happening but it all happens so fast that I am not thinking logically. Logic would tell you that in a moment like that you would react by swerving out of the way but I didn’t. I did move over so that I am straddling the line between the 2 remaining lanes of traffic. I see cars passing on the right side of me (which I would have hit if I had swerved into the other lane) as the truck and boat on my left is also passing. In slow motion I see these vehicles on both sides of me passing and watch the truck/boat SOMEHOW not hit my vehicle. I was completely sandwiched between two vehicles and have NO IDEA how I was not hit. No idea besides there were angels surrounding my car. There is no way on this earth that I was not completely smashed between those two vehicles. Absolutely no way.
All I could do as soon as the situation was over is thank the Lord that he saved me from something that more that likely would have ended my life. Wow. It gives me chills just writing about it now. Thank you Lord!
The devotional challenges each of us to examine our lives for the presence of angels. The writer says, “As I look back over the past week, I wonder if I missed the presence and work of angels. Maybe when, at the last minute, the car swerved to avoid hitting me … or I came across the precious wedding ring I lost weeks ago … or an unexpected phone call of encouragement from a friend I haven’t heard from in years. Some people might say it was just a coincidence or an accident. I don’t think so.”
What about you? What kind of angel encounter's have you had? Please share!