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Are Angels Real?
Read This Story and Decide for Yourself
An Angelic Encounter

This is a personal story that happened to me. Some people read this and say that they believe I was visited by angels. Others say it is bogus. Read it and tell me what you think.

The verse that corresponds to this first story is:
Hebrews 13:2 - Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for
thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

I believe I encountered angels one day while on a bicycle ride. I'm not sure if God was testing me as the above scripture makes clear, but I am sure the meeting with these angels was not of this humanly world.

I ride a road bicycle quite a lot. I used live out of town so my rides either headed back into town or way out toward the middle of nowhere on the highway headed to the next town. The highways of New Mexico are usually sparsely traveled. On this particular day, I was battling a headwind and it was a bit of struggle. I couldn't wait until I got out around 10 miles because the 10 miles home would be fast with the wind on my back.

About 3 miles from home, I came up to the top of a small hill and noticed a white mini-van about 100 feet down the other side of the hill. As I approached it, I noticed that the young man standing next to the van had taken a badly deteriorated flat tire off the van and had his spare laying next to it. There were rubber and steel belts all over the place as the blow out appeared to be sudden and dangerous.

I stopped and asked the young man if he needed help. He had a kind face and as I got closer I noticed he had a young wife and a baby in the van. It was windy and hot and they looked like they could use some help. The man told me that he had a blow out and that his spare was no good. I offered him the use of my cell phone, but he told me he wasn't from around here and had nobody to call. His license plate was from Massachusetts.

I told him I would be happy to ride back to my house and get my car and...