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 return to help them. I told him his wife and child could come to my house and wait while we went to town to find a way to get him a spare. I remember that he was very grateful for my help and I especially remember his wife saying, "Sir, may God Bless you. Thank you so much for your help."
I told the couple that I could ride to my house in about 9 minutes because the strong wind would be at my back. It would just take about 6 minutes to get my keys and return back to help him. The total amount of time I needed to be gone was only 15 minutes. Believe me, the mess his old tire had made,and the fact that he had his jack out and the spare laying on the ground, 15 minutes would never be enough time to get things fixed, and besides, he didn't have a good tire to use.
Within 15 minutes, I was back where I had encountered the couple. They were gone. I pulled up to the spot where the van had been and I could see no evidence that it was ever there. There wasn't any rubber or steel belts on the ground like they were when I approached them. Why would someone clean the mess up and how would they have had time.
I don't understand how anyone could have stopped in the short time I was gone and helped this couple with a new tire, clean up the mess, and be gone. To say the least, it was eerie.
What do you think? Do you think it was a test? Read the verse again.
Hebrews 13:2 - Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
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I hope you have a great day and may God bless you,
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