Friday, 8 February 2013

Was It An Angel?


Last week, we were watching BBC's Songs Of Praise and the theme was about angels.
For those who never watch the programme, let me explain that each week, there are a series of hymns interspersed with different people's experiences and a different church is visited each week.
I felt I needed to write down one of these testimonies, so what better place to start than on my blog?

A man was travelling by car with his wife and children, along a country road when he saw headlights coming towards him and he knew that there was going to be a head on collision with the car which was  on the wrong side of the road.  Even though the driver swerved to avoid the oncoming car there was an impact and he woke later, thinking he was about to die. There was broken glass everywhere.
His wife and children seemed unhurt and had been removed from the car by various helpers. However, the driver found himself unable to move and trapped by the legs. Smoke had started to appear from under the bonnet and nobody seemed to be able to help him.

There were woods all around the road and the man saw a dark figure coming towards him through the trees. Although there was thick undergrowth, the figure in a hoodie seemed to glide through it without any effort.
The figure looking like an ordinary person, opened the car door and sat unscathed on broken glass on the seat next to the trapped man. He put his arm around the man, who thought he was dying and who felt a tremendous energy coming from the figure and a sense of peace and calm was transmitted through his entire body. By then, the Ambulance and Police had arrived.
The figure started commanding everyone, telling them all with great authority, what to do.
He turned and told the man, "Whatever anyone may tell you, you and your wife and children will come through this and you will come out of it whole."
The figure then seemed to disappear.

The hospital he was taken to, wanted the man to sign a form giving permission to have his lower leg and foot amputated but remembering what the figure had assured him, he refused to do this.
I should imagine that the man thought he'd had a *near death experience* and that I was what I was thinking too.
However, what filled me with doubt about this was that the man did recover and his foot was saved but several weeks later, the Police came to interview the man and asked him, "Who was that man telling everyone what to do and where did he go?"
The ambulance crew were also wondering where the mystery man was. I suppose they wanted him as a witness and the fact that they'd all seen this figure made me think maybe it was an angel.
It would be interesting to hear what others think.


24 comments:

SueAnn Lommler said...

Me...I think it was an angel too!
Had some experiences myself and this is the best explanation!
Enjoy and hugs

SueAnn

Eddie Bluelights said...

Definitely an angel and an ekect one at that. Saw the programme on I-player as a catch up. Was very interesting. I think we all have guardian angels watching over us. Love ~ Eddie x

Akelamalu said...

I believe in angels definitely and that would explain this man's experience for sure.

Along These Lines ..... said...

Some people will only believe in angels when they see one interviwed on the Nightly News.

Irene said...

I don't know what to think of that, Maggie. I have never heard of something like that. I am a bit of a skeptic, but it does make me think it was an angel maybe. xox

Jackie said...

Well, since the Bible speaks of Angels, I have no doubt they exist.
Sending you hugs from across the pond, my dear friend.
Love,
Jackie

cheshire wife said...

Curious.

Mimi said...

I believe in guardian angels, and have had a few experiences where I think only an angel could have brought me/my family through safely, so I suppose it could have been an angel.
I love Songs of Praise, haven't seen it for ages but I always enjoy the music/singing.

Leave It To Davis said...

I believe it was an angel. My daughter, mom and I were to make an out of town trip and I was worried. I prayed God would be with us and keep us from harm. On the way home, we had a blow out. I didn't lose control of the car because the tire made an awful sound and I had slowed down because I was trying to figure out what it was. As we started walking to get help, a semi pulled up behind us, told us he would change our tire, would accept no money, then told us he would follow us back to our town so no one would run into us because we had a "donut" spare and could only travel at 40 mph. I believe that man was an angel sent from God, whether he was an actual angel or not is irrelevant. His actions were that of an angelic being to me, and I believ with all my heart that God had heard my prayers and was watching over us.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wow....I would have to experience this first hand before I came to any conclusion tho. Very very interesting.

As for me dropping in on you, I just wanted to introduce myself. I came over from "Leave it to Davis". Nice to meet you.

Retiredandcrazy said...

I missed that, must go on iPlayer and take a look. What an amazing story. There are surely more things than we will ever understand. Thanks Maggie.

Formerly known as Frau said...

I believe it was an angel.....love stories like this.

Maria Perry Mohan said...

Oh, it was an angel all right, no doubt about it. I'm sure....

Hilary said...

I believe it makes for good television. Which is not to say that I don't believe in angels .. I'm just not sure that spreading the word is the primary focus of the BBC or any network. I'd like to think that's what it was though.

Saz said...

I would like to think so... there is more in and about this world than we will ever know let alone understand..

xx

christopher said...

I believe anything is possible.

But I would be more inclined to believe something told to me in person than on TV.

Denise Nesbitt said...

Amazing and yes I believe it was an angel. Awesome.

Brian Miller said...

what a cool story...i believe in angels...my wife had a wreck once...rolled the car....caved the roof in...and the windows just bent...never broke...oddest thing...and was pulled out by a bizarre hippie who was gone when the cops arrived....

Retired English Teacher said...

Like Jackie said, the Bible says angels exist. I think they do. This certainly seems to be a case where an angel may have been there with this man.

Geraldine said...

Definitely a good spirit wanting to help. What a great post. Glad I stopped in via Sunflower Roots.

Geraldine said...

Definitely a good spirit wanting to help. What a great post. Glad I stopped in via Sunflower Roots.

Suburbia said...

I love the idea of angels. I believe I have met one on two different occasions. Only small events but whether they were angels or people who were full of goodness, it was lovely.I am not a religious person so I'm unsure if I count for angels!

Adithya Shetty said...

Nice!

I_am_Tulsa said...

wow...I believe there are people who are angel-like!
:)
I also feel like I am being watched over sometimes too!
xoxo from Japan!