Blog 186

February 22, 2021


Robert Wise explores the world of divine interventions from an objective point of view. Can 21st century people believe the hand of God still touches people today? Read and you’ll find new insights.


This past week has been a disaster. Oklahoma had the coldest weather in its history. The wind chill Tuesday was a -25 with 15 inches of snow! We couldn’t get out of the house and prayed the pipes wouldn’t freeze, but today we’re on the other side. While glancing at L.W. Northup’s Encounter with Angels, I am reminded how we are often delivered from the unexpected. Here’s one of his stories.

Mutuko Hasgawa was touched by the ministry of an American Missionary to Japan. Her father was the mayor of Hiroshima. She had three daughters and life seemed good. Then, World War II struck and her husband went to the front fighting for the Emperor. Tragically, he lost his life at the front.

The day of his death, Mutuko’s first thought was to commit suicide. As she contemplated death, she heard the voice of God clearly say to her. “Can’t you raise these girls to be missionaries for me?” Totally unexpected, she had experienced a divine intervention.

Mutuko returned to her city and went to work for her sister-in-law who was a doctor.  As the days passed, it became clear that Japan was losing the war. The word on the streets was that Japan would make a final stand to defend their island. People were terrified. Conditions of destruction were closing in around them. She wasn’t sure of what to do.

And then that voice returned.

She was sure Divinity was speaking. “Escape to the mountains!” Over and over, she heard the same message. The angels seemed to be saying, “Escape to the mountains!”

Finally, Mutako obeyed. In an old truck, she gathered what belongings she could take, gathered up her children, and drove up into the towering mountains behind the city. At 8:16 the next morning, she looked down on her city and saw a blinding flash of light. A mushroom cloud engulfed Hiroshima. The atomic bomb had wiped out the entire city. She and her children were saved.

Mutako Hasgawa knew that angels saved her and her three daughters for a greater purpose. Her obedience had been crucial.

Our problem has been ice not fire, but listening to God and angels remains vital everywhere.

By the way, I’d love to hear your story if you’ve experienced a divine intervention.

Send it to me at Wise on

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My latest books:

I Marched with Patton: A Firsthand Account of World War II

Alongside One of the U.S. Army’s Greatest Generals!

by Frank Sisson (Author), Robert L. Wise (Author)

You can find I MARCHED WITH PATTON on Amazon.

82 Days on Okinawa: One American’s Unforgettable Firsthand Account of the Pacific War’s Greatest Battle!

You can find 82 DAYS ON OKINAWA on Amazon.

by Art Shaw (Author), Robert L. Wise (Author)

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