An Angel Helped Me
Psalm 91:11 “For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.” (NASB)
In the early 70s when I graduated from college and began teaching, I bought my first car – a “lovely” blue Ford Pinto. It got me where I needed to go every day – until it didn't.
I had driven back to my alma mater in New Concord, Ohio to attend Muskingum College's (now University) Homecoming Weekend. I was on my way home to Coraopolis, playing the radio and thinking about the weekend with my friends. I heard a clanging noise. I tried to ignore it hoping it would go away. It only got louder. I pulled over onto the roadside on Route 70, got out, and looked around the car. Underneath I could see that the exhaust pipe had slipped out and was dragging on the ground. I stood there for a while trying to decide what to do and was about to get down on the ground and reach underneath when a car stopped.
A man got out and asked if I needed help. I told him the problem. He crawled underneath the car and fit the two pieces of the pipe together. He said I should drive to the next exit and see if I could find a garage to fix it more permanently. I barely had time to thank him before he was in his car and gone.
It was a Sunday and back in those days nothing was open. Somehow, I got home without things falling apart again. I was able to get everything fixed the next week and continued to drive the car for a few more years.
I often think of that man and have decided that I entertained an angel that Sunday afternoon.
Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for sending your angels to watch over us. May we find your comfort and guidance through them and that we too may be angels for others. Amen.