"The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear Hm, and delivereth them."
The Motivation: (True Story)
It was Christmas break, 1983, and college students Don and Tim took off in a snow storm to go home for the holidays. They had traveled toward Fort Wayne, IN, for about 30 minutes when the car began to sputter and lose power. There were no houses for miles, and they saw no other cars traveling that night, so they figured other travelers had paid attention to the weather report and decided not to travel on such a dangerous night.
They pressed on toward home, but Tim’s car continued to lose more and more power until finally, with one last sputter and moan, the engine completely stopped. They were stuck in the middle of nowhere on the frozen road.
Soon the inside of the car became freezing cold. No other cars passed by. They realized if they tried to walk somewhere it would probably mean death because of the record cold temperatures. Their feet were beyond cold and their bodies were becoming numb. It was getting dark and the snow continued to fall.
They didn’t know what to do so, in desperation, Tim began to pray. “Lord, You are the only one who can help us now. Please help us, dear God, please help us!”
Within moments, from out of nowhere, lights appeared shining brightly through their windows. They hadn’t seen anyone coming and they had been watching closely for any sign of life at all. A big, strong-looking man approached their car and knocked on the window. “Need a tow, fellas?” he asked.
Gratefully the boys climbed into the warm cab of the tow truck. From the cab the boys used the driver’s truck phone (no cell phones yet!) and called Don’s house to let them they were on the way and needed money to pay the driver who had rescued them. Don’s parents said they would be happy to pay.
The tow-truck driver drove through Fort Wayne and into the neighborhood where Don lived. They thanked the driver for rescuing them and asked him to wait while they ran inside to get some money.
They grabbed the cash, and hurried back out - but the tow truck was gone! Don's parents followed them out, also wanting to thank the driver. The boy’s car was there, but there was no sign of the tow truck or its driver.
Don's family had not heard a sound when they arrived, even though they had been listening anxiously for them. And there were no tire tracks anywhere on the snow-covered road.
There was no tow bill, no tow truck driver, no good-byes, and no taillights off in the distance. There was no evidence anywhere that there had even been a truck down the road!
The boys had no explanation other than that the tow truck driver was an angel sent by God to answer their prayer and rescue them.
My pastor, Keith Moore, has recorded a series on God's protection. This video is about the protection God provides through His angels. You can view or download the series through links on our church's website. Or, you can call the church and ask them to ship it to you, and they will send the ENTIRE series at NO charge. I would encourage you to take advantage of this offer.
Lord, thank You for creating the angels. As dedicated and faithful servants, I know they instantly act upon Your commands. I ask that You direct Your angels to protect and assist me, so I will be sure to complete the assignments You have for me to do.
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