Angels All Around Us

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The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them. —Psalm 34:7, NKJV

It was an overcast spring day as I was leaving my mechanic’s shop.

I was driving a new vehicle. Well, a new-to-me vehicle.

It was an older Jeep. There was a short in the brake lights, and I needed to have a part replaced. It had to be ordered. I left the location and made a sharp right-hand turn.

Now, as I said, this vehicle was new to me.

I was used to driving a car with a different turn radius.

So, when I made the turn, the vehicle did not go where I wanted it to, and I ended up in the middle of a four-lane road, headed into oncoming traffic.

I panicked and tried to correct my course.

I finally managed to get straightened out but knew I had probably broken several traffic ordinances; not the least of these was not signaling.

I was just thankful to be heading in the right direction, but then I saw a police car in my rearview mirror. I moved out of the way to let it pass, but it pulled in behind me.

Then the lights came on, and I pulled over.

I was still trying to recover from the stressful incident when the officer told me that she had pulled me over because I was driving erratically.

She told me I had almost caused an accident because I had not signaled when I was moving back into my lane. I tried to explain to her that I had been having a mechanical issue. She continued, telling me I had broken several traffic laws, including not signaling a lane change, improper passing, and to top it off—my taillight was out.

She asked for my license, registration, and proof of insurance.

I gave the documentation to her, and she headed to her vehicle.

She was there for quite a while. When she finally came back, she told me she would not cite me for all my infractions. The only one she charged me with was not signaling my lane change. She had me sign the ticket, and I hurried home.

I praised God at that point for two very important blessings: First, I had not caused an accident. It could have been fatal. I could have died and killed someone else. Second, the officer chose not to cite me for everything that she could have. Hallelujah! God’s angels are always all around us and protect us!

Eva M. Starner

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