During a luncheon with friends, two ladies shared stories of encounters with angels.

The first involved a husband, a road trip, and a truck on the verge of breakdown. Pulled to the side of the road, he wanted desperately to get home. Resting his head on the steering wheel, he looked up to see a young man sitting in the passenger seat. But how? There was not another car on the roadway.

The young man said he thought he knew how to fix the truck and fiddled with some things under the hood. Before the husband could thank him, the young man disappeared as fast as he had appeared. Rather shocked but thankful, the husband continued his trip with no problems.

The second encounter involved a woman who was driving on the highway during a rainstorm. Her car hydroplaned on the wet road. She ended up on the opposite side of the highway, pointing toward oncoming traffic. Stunned, unhurt, and wondering what to do next, a young man knocked on her window and asked if she needed help.

The young man told her the way was clear and pointed to an off-ramp. She didn’t see any other cars. The young man said he was working nearby and saw her spin out. She thanked him for his help and pulled off the highway to safety. Gathering her composure, she saw neither the young man nor a potential work site.

Around the table our eyes widened with amazement. The most common question was, what did they look like? Each lady described the angels as very polite, soft-spoken, average looking young men wearing button-down shirts and khaki pants.

There is so much more to the reality of God than we may have imagined or experienced. Are we open to the idea of angels and miracles in our age of technology and medical science? Look for the signs of God working in your life. It may not be an angel in khakis, but He is there!

Hebrews 13:2, Living Bible: “Don’t forget to be kind to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it!”

Psalm 77:14, Living Bible: “You are the God of miracles and wonders! You still demonstrate your awesome power.”

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