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Encounters with Angels

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Is this the photo of an angel?

Is this the photo of an angel?

Photo: Daisy Varela

ANGELS ARE firmly established characters in the Judeo-Christian faiths. They are mentioned many times in both the New and Old Testaments. Most often they are just messengers ("angel" means messenger), but many believe that angels are spiritual beings who watch over us and sometimes come to our assistance in times of need. As you'll see in the stories below, the presence of angels can be a powerful feeling or, perhaps, can even appear as kind and helpful human beings. Consider these experiences:

ANGEL PROTECTOR

By Kathy P.

This incident took place in July, 1994 in Fort Worth, Texas. I was a newly single parent with three small children, ages 1, 3, and 5. The children and I were currently living with my parents until I could get back on my feet financially.

I had divorced my husband due to his abuse toward me, both physical and emotional. So, living with my parents gave me a great sense of security. My ex-husband would behave knowing that my father wouldn't put up with any of his bad behavior.

I had recently dreamed that my children and I were driving in my car at night, and an angel was floating above us while we drove. The angel was positioned so that she appeared to be lying on top of the car (belly down), but was hovering above the car in that position, not actually lying on the car.

When I woke up from that dream, I remember thinking that it felt so real. I soon forgot the dream.

A few weeks after the dream occurred, my ex-husband called to talk to me about something. I don't remember what it was about now because it was so long ago, but I do remember how scared I was of him. So that night he called and was angry and threatened to come to our home. My parents were out of town visiting family, so my ex-husband knew I was there alone.

Minutes later, he was at the door, banging on it loudly. The children were asleep and thankfully, they didn't wake up. I spoke to him through the door and asked him to leave. He shouted obscenities at me through the door and pounded on it some more. I think my heart was pounding as loudly as my ex was pounding on the door!

I was about to call the police, but he left. I called my father, who asked me to come to where they were. I decided that we could not stay there alone. I woke the children and packed a suitcase for a few days stay and we left.

As I was driving down the highway, the dream of the angel hovering above our car suddenly came into my mind, as clearly as I had dreamed it! It was as if God had shown me in the dream this very event that was happening to us that night, and that we were being protected.

I could feel the presence of the angel above us right then and there, and I felt a great peace in my heart at that very moment, realizing that we were being protected and that we were going to be okay. There were other incidents with my ex-husband through the years, but I kept that knowledge of being protected in my heart and it really helped me to grow stronger and less fearful of him. I truly believe that God sends his angels to watch over us and be there for us, not only in fearful times, but in good times as well.

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