Encounters With Angels — IV

Hebrews 1:13, 13:2

(All Scripture is from the New King James Version unless otherwise indicated)

This will be perhaps the shortest Gem of all that I have written! But what happened seems like a true encounter with an angel – at least there is no other reasonable explanation!

Brown is a member of the church I attend, Macedonia Baptist Church in Newnan, Georgia. He is also a friend. A man in his sixties, he is physically fit and a hard worker on his horse farm. Often he rides his bicycle at a quick pace on a several-mile circuit. One day as he negotiated a turn, he failed to notice loose gravel and tar on a newly paved road. The back wheel skidded out and the bike and rider went down – hard! Brown scraped flesh off his arm, his shoulder, and his face, and he cut his forehead above his eye. But he didn’t know the extent of his injuries until he put his hand to his face, and then looked with shock at the blood covering his hand! He was bleeding profusely from the gash above his eyebrow!

All this happened in an area where there were no houses close by. But Brown heard someone say, “Do you need some help?” He looked up and saw a man he did not recognize standing nearby with a bunch of paper towels in his hand. He offered the towels to Brown who used them to mop the blood off his face. When he looked up, the man was gone! Looking around, Brown saw no car, nobody walking away, no sign anywhere of this man who had offered him the paper towels!

Brown made it home where his wife helped clean and bandage the wounds. When I stopped by the farm a day or so later, he told me of the mystifying account of the disappearing man! I said, “It sounds like you were helped by an angel!” He replied, “It could have been!

Here is what is written in Hebrews 1:13, our featured Scripture:Are…not [angels] all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation? Sometimes God bids His angels to hurry to minister to a believer in need……….like Brown!