Be Not ForgetfulMany people are skeptic about angels walking around on earth but I believe with all my heart that they do. I have had many experiences in life where I know angels were around to protect my family, and me but this particular story stands out in my mind
It was February 1994. We had an ice storm in Kentucky. It broke power lines and a numerous amount of pine trees. Ice was layered on the highway 1-2 inches. Solid .My Dad was in the hospital 60 miles away from where we lived. He had his bladder completely removed, due to cancer. My sister, Penny and I spent night about with him. My Mom has MS and couldn't go, so someone had to stay with her. It was my night to stay so I hurried to get there because of the prediction of the ice storm. My sister had come home early that morning for the same reason.
By the time I got there, I had seen cars that had slid out of the road and the road was already slippery. I thought I would just stay for the next few nights if necessary. I wasn't going to drive back home in this. I parked my car in the parking garage and just made it to Dad's hospital room, when his Dr. walked in and released him. It was nearly 4 PM.
I had 2 tires on my car that wasn't up to par for the ice. I wondered how I could start on a sixty mile trip with a man this sick on solid ice. He had only been out of ICU for 2 days. I called my mom and sister and they had a prayer chain going in no time. I tried to talk the Dr into keeping him till morning but to no avail. I knew the illness and the weakness of Dad and also the timing would be crucial to get him home and not stranded somewhere on a country road.
When I got the necessary papers signed, we started home. The roads grew slicker by the minute. At one point we were trying to go up a grade and I was barely moving, other cars were going around me on each side. I stopped at a pharmacy about half way home to get his meds. It was nearly dark when we started up a winding hill is a rural area. It was very narrow and slanted. On the second curve, my car slid crosswise on the road and nearly hit the guardrail on the opposite side. I let the car roll backwards and tried it again. After three attempts failed, I was sure we'd never make it.
There were no houses close by and no traffic on the road at all. All of a sudden a man came up behind my car on the driver's side. I could see him smiling, if he ever spoke, I never heard him. At the time I thought someone else was with him, although I never actually seen anybody else. The blonde man was who I could plainly see and will be etched in my memory forever.
In my own earthly mind at the time, I was thinking someone had just driven up behind me and had got out to help. I told him my Dad had just been released from the hospital, and I desperately needed to get him home. He took hold of the back of my car, still kind of on the drivers side but farther in the back. He held that car in the road and walked all the way to the top of the hill. I never stopped, for fear I couldn't get to moving again on the ice. But I yelled out my window how much I appreciated him for what he had done.
There was never a car that come on behind us when I got home and slowed my mind down enough to think about it. No ordinary man could have stood up on solid ice, and surely could not have held a car in the road, up a hill, with two slick tires on the back. Where did he go? Was he alone? Had I seen anybody else? No.....How was he traveling? Later, Mom questioned around in their small area and no one had been out that night or ever acknowledged that they had helped us
That is proof enough to me that my God reigns. I still get chills every time I tell it. God has angels watching over us. In the Book of Hebrews, it says "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby, some have entertained angels unawares". How many times do we read of angels in the Bible? I love the Lord with all my heart, soul and being. He's my rock in a weary land and my shelter in the time of storm. I know that when it comes my time to cross over, my Lord will be holding my hand. Praise be name of the Lord.
A true Story by: Raylene Boggs
Written in 1994
Matthew 4:6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his ANGELS charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Matthew 4:11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, ANGELS came and ministered unto him.