7 Quick Takes on Angels?

7 quick takes sm1 7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 227)



Are  angel’s deeds the stuff of legends, children’s bedtime tales, wishful thinking or the creation of illiterate, ancient minds? 

Not for our family; we have seen too many inexplicable events, multiplication and miracles

Man has closed his mind to theses messengers of God, guides and defenders so they wait idly for the modern Catholic to wake up to their existence. They sit like gold in a bank, useless unless we give them permission to act.


What are angels?

An angel is a pure spirit created by God. The Old Testament theology included the belief in angels: the name applied to certain spiritual beings or intelligences of heavenly residence, employed by God as the ministers of His will.

The English word “angel” comes from the Greek angelos, which means ‘messenger’. In the Old Testament, with two exceptions, the Hebrew word for “angel” is malak, also meaning ‘messenger’. The prophet Malachi took his name from this word. He was himself a messenger, and he prophesied about the coming of “the messenger of the covenant”, Jesus Christ (Malachi 3:1).

Some may never see with earthly eyes these heavenly beings or know that they exist. Many are unaware of the numerous ways they have protected and guided us. We would like to share with you the stories of people who take pleasure in expressing how real angels are.Psalm 8 is a Psalm in which the creation of the earth is extolled. Here we are told that man’s position is lower than the angels:

“What is man, that thou art mindful of him? … For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.” (Psalm 8:4,5)

3.Angels saved my son’s life.

Don’t let  sweet angel pictures fool you. Angels are huge, powerful beings with the ability to perform great acts of strength. 

The phone call comes on a Saturday night.

I listen to the police in shocked silence.

“Your son has been in a serious car accident.”

“No, we have not ascertained the extent of his injuries.”

“We did use the jaws of life to extract your son and his girlfriend from the vehicle.”

“No, I told you, I cannot tell you the extent of his injuries but if you head over to Trauma 1 at the Civic, they will give you an update.”

” All I can tell you is it seems that the vehicle did flip end over end and then barrel-rolled down into a ditch filled with water.”

” Off the record, I will say that in 25 years of service, I have never seen a car look as bad as his does and not have someone dead on arrival.”

Sheer heart stopping panic grips me. I can hardly breath and my heart is pounding.We pass his car on the side of the highway. Spot lights, a crane, the car is on a flat-bed trailer, every side crushed,  dented. It looks like a giant has taken a baseball bat and swung about a hundred times. All I can think  is,

“If the car is that bashed and dented, how is our son who is only flesh and blood and breakable bones?”

4. At the hospital

The emergency room nurse ushers us into Trauma 1 at the Civic Hospital,

“Well, you might as well just walk in and look around. This is trauma 1. As you can see, we were ready for the worst case scenario.”

Daniel stands at a sink, washing blood off his face and arms by himself!

I looked at my son, then at my husband. I am shaking. My mouth drops open.

We slowly turn to look at the emergency room nurse.

“If you had been here when Daniel arrived, you would have seen the entire team. As you can see, this young man does not even have a broken pinkie finger. If his seat belt hadn’t been buckled up 10 seconds before, he would have been ejected from the car through the front windshield.  You should have heard the doctor ranting and lecturing when she heard that he had barely clicked his seat buckle closed. She kept telling your son how lucky he is.”

 “His girlfriend is an angel. She literally saved his life.”

Daniel is white. His face is drained of all colour and he is covered in blood.

“Not mine mum. Erica got a cut on her forehead and bled all over me.”

“Ma, I should be dead. I should be dead!! If Erica hadn’t bugged me, my seat belt wouldn’t even have been done up yet.”


6. BOTH my husband and I sensed an inner voice..”angels protected your son”

Even with their seatbelts on, none of the response teams could get over these kids. A car looking like theirs did should have killed or seriously injured all of them. You can laugh but I have an inner sense that angels protected their bodies as the car flipped from right side up to upside down, first from headlights to hood, to tail lights and under body and then barrel rolled sideways landing upside down with water pouring in. 

7.There is no other explanation.

23 thoughts on “7 Quick Takes on Angels?

  1. Amazing story! Thank you for increasing my faith even more in the work of angels. They are with us always even when we don’t know it. Luck? No! Greatly blessed by the Lord who hears the daily prayers of godly parents.


  2. LOVED IT! Psalm 91 states that they’ve been given charge over us to lift us up, lest we dash our foot against a stone. God wasn’t kidding!

    I’m so thankful that everyone is okay! God is good, and His angels a blessed gift.



  3. Reblogged this on Lessons by Heart and commented:
    Angels – the Bible tells us that we may meet them “unawares,” and that they have been given charge over us. Do you believe this? Joy of Nine9 certainly does! Don’t miss her fascinating story…oh, and don’t rob yourself! Poke around a bit and read more of her excellent articles!



  4. Psalm 91 is one of my Ebenezers. We had a near death experience on an Idaho Highway at mile marker 91, there is no other explanation for me walking and breathing today, there was supernatural protection over us.

    I think it’s important to share these stories, thank you for sharing yours with me.



      1. I actually have a new blog category for Ebenezers, Melanie. I think it’s a wonderful way to remember and call to mind again the things God has done in our lives.



  5. What an exciting story, Melanie. Yesterday we were coming home from church in a torrential downpour. Visibility was very poor so I prayed out loud for the angels and all the saints to protect us. We got home safely. Whenever we are in danger from bad weather I always ask God to surround us with angels and protect us.


  6. This is a wonderful post Melanie. Thank you. I’m so glad your son and friend are OK. Praise the Lord.

    Not much is preached about Angels in sermons these days. Angels certainly exists and are often forgotten by many. It is said that God has appointed a Guardian Angel for each one of us to protect us. Mine has been working over-time for years and has just put in for a transfer. He wants a safer less tiresome job protecting someone else.

    Seriously though. We should often pray and thank our Angels who protect us from dangers we don’t even know about.

    Thanx again Melanie. Great post.

    God bless you and your family always.


  7. Thank you for this amazing story Melanie. So thankful for your son and girlfriend’s safety! Angels are incredible and mine are definitely checked into stress management therapy. This is a good reminder to pray with gratitude for their blazing spirits around us. God Bless….


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