Angel Reflection

Angel Reflection

Why is it that in our day to day life, we so rarely hear anyone speak of angels?

As I think about those magnificent beings, I am deeply moved by their profound presence in my life.

For as long as I can remember, I have heard of angels.   Mostly, that came from attending church, and hearing  about them in different Bible stories.  

For the first three decades of my life, they were just characters in a story to me.  I had not opened my heart to receive them.  

But, since that time, angels have been very much a part of my daily life.  

I will never forget the day that my son, Jon, saw angels when he was two or three years old.   It was in the late autumn, after the leaves had fallen from the trees.  

We were upstairs in our Victorian home, and suddenly Jon called to me.  

I heard him cry out, "Mommy, Mommy, come quick!"  Not knowing what was happening, I rushed quickly to check on him.  

Jon was standing, gazing out of the upstairs window with his face beaming.  

With eyes shining, and a radiant smile on his face, he looked at me and said, "Mommy do you see?"  I looked out of the window and saw bare branches against a cloudy autumn sky. 

"See what, Jon?" I asked.

"The angels -- the angels in the trees!  Do you see?"

In that moment, I wanted to see what he so clearly did see; but, as hard as I tried, I could not see the angels in the tree. 

We stood there for quite some time, as he continued to tell me that the tops of the trees were filled with angels.

It was a sacred moment.


In the days, months and years that followed, angels entered my awareness, too.  I came to welcome them as messengers and as protectors in my life.

Angels have saved me from serious injury.  

On one occasion, as my wife, Nancy, and I headed-out for a day-trip, I prayed and asked that Archangel Michael to have traveling angels accompany us, allowing nothing that was not sent by Christ to come any closer to us than three feet.   

After arriving at our destination, I had to cross the city street.  In the crosswalk I watched carefully.  

Seeing that the way was clear, I stepped out into the street;suddenly, a car came rapidly around the corner, headed toward me.  

And, just as rapidly as it was coming it suddenly stopped three feet from me! 

The driver appeared shocked, and quite shaken.  

I knew that the angels protected me that day.

On another occasion, a friend whose arm had been severely injured in an accident, visited New York City.

She shared that a man came up to her, touched her injured arm, and asked, "What is your name?"

She answered, "Pat.”  He smiled and walked away.

As she continued down the street, she suddenly realized that her arm was healed!

She turned to look for the man, but he was not to be seen.  As she shared this story with me,  She smiled and said,

"I was healed by an angel on the streets of New York City!"


Watch for the Angels in Your Life Today!


Amen.

Originally Published March 31, 2018