Meeting Angels Unaware

by | Aug 27, 2018 | Miracles | 0 comments

highway_freeway_overlapping.jpg

Today’s Miracle Monday comes from Sister Deb Gonzalez. Enjoy!

I recently read the Gospel Blog by Sister Marie McGuire about feeding a man who knocked at her back door. The result? She had entertained an angel unaware and that same day, her husband received a much-needed job to support their family.

As I read her blog, I quickly recalled my husband Marty’s own experience with entertaining an angel unaware. Still very young in our marriage and in our spiritual walk with God, this experience underscored for us the need to trust in the Lord to provide for us.

It was a hot summer day. Per our normal routine, I was finishing up at work while Marty was picking up our daughter from the nanny since he left work before me. His usual route took him over an extremely busy interstate that was notorious for traffic backing up during his commute. This particular day was no different — until he unexpectedly blew out a tire on the side of the interstate. This was during the Firestone tire recall where the entire sidewall of the tires were disintegrating.

Miracle 1: Marty’s tire shredded and fell off, but he made it safely to the side of the road. This is no small miracle since he drove an SUV that was known for rolling over quite easily.

As he braved the heat on the side of the highway to check out what was left of the flat, a gentleman in a small pickup truck pulled up behind him and offered to help change the tire. Marty smiled in relief since he didn’t have the right tools to put on the spare tire. He graciously accepted the stranger’s help and asked if he happened to have a cell phone so he could call the nanny and let her know he’d be late. The gentleman sat Marty in the driver’s seat of his truck and gave him his phone, a bottle of cold water, and a packet of crackers. He told Marty to take his time making his phone call.

Miracle 2: A cell phone — these weren’t very common at that time.

Leery about leaving the stranger to work alone, Marty spent less than five minutes talking to the nanny and finishing his bottle of water. He got out of the gentleman’s truck to help change the tire only to find him wiping his hands with a rag and showing Marty that the spare tire was already on.

Miracle 3: Changing a spare in record time.

My husband thanked the man and got into his SUV to leave. He felt such gratitude and quickly looked in his rearview mirror to wave at the stranger again to thank him. Then…

Miracle 4: The man and his truck were gone … completely. As Marty surveyed the interstate both in front of him and behind him to see what might have happened to the gentleman, he noticed something odd. There was absolutely no traffic and no cars to be seen for miles on what was usually a very busy interstate. It was then that God spoke to his heart and he knew he’d been visited by an angel.

Over the many years of our marriage and trials of life, we often discussed that experience as a reminder to trust God in all things, even when it seems like you can’t feel Him near you. I thank God for never leaving us alone, and I still marvel at how He holds the universe in His hand yet knows us each so personally to send angels to our side.

“The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.” (Psalm 34:7)

Share Your Story

Did anything in today’s article remind you of a miracle in your own life? We’d like to hear from you and feature your story on a future Miracle Monday. Click here to share what God has done for you.

This article has undergone ministry review and approval.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Further Reading

Our Efforts Are Not in Vain

This is the testimony of Sister Damaris Rodriguez Beltrán from the Tijuana B.C. Branch (Obrera). I’m going to share a testimony of what happened during our Tuesday scripture study meeting on June 21, 2022. When I arrived at the meeting on that Tuesday, I was really...

Read More

Once I was blind…

Today's article comes from the pages of the Church History Book. Enjoy this powerful miracle! As with many evangelistic works in their early stages, miracles marked the beginning of the Muncey work. And, perhaps, more so than other people, the Native Americans have...

Read More

Never Miss a New Article

Subscribe to Our Email List
Sign up and get every new blog post sent straight to your inbox so you always have the day’s devotional at your fingertips.

We never share your email address with anyone for any reason, and we use it only to send you Gospel Blog emails. Just articles, not ads!

Your Story for God’s Glory

Share Your Testimony on Miracle Monday

We devote Miracle Monday to sharing miracle stories. From finding a lost wedding ring to healing cancer on the spot, Jesus Christ has done it all, big and small.

And we want to hear about what He’s done for you.

The Gospel Blog Is Open for Submissions

We encourage devotional-style or scripture-based articles in the ballpark of 500 words. We are open to any topic that glorifies God and unites the Church.