August 5, 2019
MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!
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The scripture reminds us to “not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels unaware.” (Hebrews 13:2) Here’s an example.
You may know Stephanie Booshada from her records and public appearances. With a signature voice and song writing talent, Stephanie had appeared all over the country. Her songs have been recorded by many artists.
On a cold January day, Stephanie hurried out of the pharmacy where she had just picked up a prescription. At 4:00 in the afternoon, the cold wind was blowing snow. She started across the walkway when a young man’s car hit her, sending Stephanie flying across the pavement. (He claimed he didn’t see her although she was in the protected lane.)
Probably going around 20 mph, the impact could easily have killed Stephanie much less what the concrete would do to anyone. She was knocked out of her shoes and landed at least four car lengths away. Stephanie can remember hearing herself making a sound like a mute scream. Only later did she gain insight into why her crash into the pavement did not kill her.
Stephanie’s memory blurred. Snowflakes took on a strange color. Slowly, she recognized that fire trucks, ambulances, police cars, were surrounding her. She saw people standing on the sidewalk staring at her, but nobody moved. They seemed to be watching with indifference. Stephanie couldn’t quite grasp what was happening.
Abruptly, she discovered a man was bending over to help her. Stephanie stared. He was the most beautiful black man she had ever seen. Around 30 to 35 in appearance, his eyes were a light green color like an avocado. They were mysterious, soothing, eves that seemed to look right through Stephanie. When he spoke, the man’s voice was soft, gentle, and yet penetrating, like he knew all about her. He seemed to radiate kindness.
Stephanie felt completely baffled. Never had she seen anyone like this person with the light green eyes. One thought ran through her mind. Stephanie looked up at him and asked, “Do you know Jesus?”
He said, “I know Jesus very well.” He smiled with a grin that seemed to carry an agenda, a purpose.
“Thank you so much,” Stephanie said. “You are so kind.”
“I’m here to help you.”
At that moment, Stephanie knew she was going to be okay. She realized that her purse had gone somewhere when she was hit. “Just a moment,” she said. “I’ve got to find my purse.”
A person in the crowd had picked it up and gave the handbag to Stephanie. When she turned around the man was gone. He had melted into the surroundings and disappeared. At that moment, she realized he was an angel. He must have caught her when the car hit her and kept her from being smashed by the impact. The man with the strange eyes had literally saved her life.
An angel unaware? You bet!
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