Seen and Unseen Angels – By Melody Mason

img_1503-2This past weekend while returning from a conference in South Carolina, the tire blew out on my van. This was not just a normal flat tire. This was a massive explosion where the tire was shredded all the way around. It’s really a miracle that we did not have a wreck as we were traveling 70 mph down the Interstate when it blew.

While still four hours away from home, my friends and I pulled off the road and set to work to change the tire. The problem is, none of us knew how to change the tire. “Dear Lord,” we prayed. “Please help us know how to do this. And if you think we need help, please send someone to help us.” Not long after, when we had done all that we knew to do, a stranger stopped to help us. With new tire in place, we praised the Lord as we went on our way, thanking the Lord for sending us a human angel to help us.

However, two days later, I was in for an even greater miracle.

A friend and I were on the way back to work after a dinner together with a co-worker when we were approaching a busy intersection. However, we weren’t planning to turn at this intersection but at a second intersection another 100 feet up the road. The problem was, as we discussed our turn at the second light, we didn’t see that the light for the intersection we were approaching had just turned red. That is, not until we were driving into the intersection and a mass of cars were suddenly headed across our path.

It all happened so fast, I couldn’t even scream. We both saw it coming. There was no way that a crash could be avoided. Instantly, my friend slammed on the brakes and smoke went up from the tires as we slid into the traffic that was beginning to cross in front of us. However, what happened next is so surreal, it’s actually like a dream.

We went into the edge of this car, which never swerved or reacted. But then we bounced back. We both were waiting for that crunching sound of metal….but the sound never came. It was as if there was a supernatural cushion between us and that car. And the car that we had seemed to hit drove on with no signs of any impact and with no recognition that they had almost been crashed into.

Immediately my friend backed up a good 8-10 feet, as we were so far into the lane of traffic that we had to get out of the way of the rest of the oncoming cars. Finally when the light turned green, we drove on.

As you can imagine we prayed most of the way back to work as we praised God for answering a prayer of protection that we didn’t even have time to call out. Over and over I repeated, “Praise the Lord! We should have hit that car. Praise the Lord! Thank you God for protecting us!”

As we reflected on what happened there is no explanation except that God sent His angels to stand between us and that other car. So this week I’m praising the Lord for His angels, both the ones who assist us through the kindness of fellow human beings, and those that are unsceen who fly immediately to our rescue. Truly “The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.” (Ps. 34:7).

Melody Mason coordinates United in Prayer for the World Church.

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  • Gloria Mosha-Onchiri

    Amen Sis Melody what a powerful testimony of protection.We thank God for saving your lives.

  • Ken

    Wonderful story. Thank you for posting. Take hope, all who have not been spared the disasters of life – it does not mean that God had not been there or had allowed it because he doesn’t care as much for you. Sometimes the greatest testimony is made IN suffering – and those who have been allowed to suffer, even unto death, are just as loved and welcome into eternity.

    • Melodious Echo

      AMEN Ken!! That’s why, when I share prayer weekends and talk about all the miracles I’ve seen God work in answer to prayer, I also share about the painful times in my life that He didn’t seem to be answering my prayers (23 years) and how we have to hold on and trust God even when we don’t understand what He’s doing or why He allows certain things to happen. Interestingly and sadly….this same week that God spared my friend and I from a tragic accident, I know of 3 other people who had an accident. 1 of them was killed. Truly the greatest testimony is the faith that can endure even IN times of unexplainable suffering! May God grant us that faith!

      • Ken

        Another part of your story that I’m glad you mentioned is that your companion was driving and apparently was in the wrong, having run a red light. It has happened to almost anyone who has driven more than a few years. Anyway, the point is that being in the wrong did not stop God from interceding. It works the same way in our spiritual life – “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

    • Eunice Downer

      Amen Bro. Ken.

  • Onaolapo Ajibade

    Wonderful Savior, may Your name be praised forever more!

  • Rosalia

    Amen. What a wonderful saviour is Jesus my Lord

  • mona

    O Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Amen

  • Sheila Smith

    GOD is so good!

  • Bethune Davis

    I know that feeling. I experienced something similar some years ago. Couldn’t explain what happened but now I see. God sent His angels to stand between the cars. Praise the Lord for protecting you and your friend.

  • Marilou Zollins

    Praise the Lord for Answering both of your Prayers Melody… I believe in Prayer because I have seen the Lord Answer my Prayers and I thank Him for His protection and guiding hand. I thank Him also for my Guardian Angel who is ever by my side. We serve an Awe some God! May God’s protecting hand always be with you is my Prayer. God Bless you Melody. Sincerely Marilou Zollins from the Homosassa Springs SDA Church…Homosassa Florida.

  • Ros Farrell

    Powerful testimony of faith Melody. Thank you. Indeed it is good to give thanks to the Lord and to call upon His high and mighty name. All glory to Him

    • Letty Kaltonga

      Amen and Amen, Glory to our LORD God Almighty. There is none other but God is at work in situations like this. Amazing Miracle!!! beyond our imagination. Thank You LORD, we cannot see You at work but we know that You are there working behind the scene. We Love You and Thank You for everything beyond the open door is a new and fresh anointing in ALL.

  • Thembie Mapingire

    Amen , amen

  • Tumo Galeragwe

    A Wonderful Saviour is Jesus my Lord, a wonderful Saviour to me!!!
    He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock,
    that shadows a dry thirsty land;
    He hideth my life in the depths of His love
    and covers me there with His hand,
    and covers me there with His hand.

  • Esther

    Amen. Thank you God for Your angles.

  • Patricia Renderos

    Praise the Lord. That must have been scarry. But God is good always protecting His children. I am so glad you and your friend are ok Melody. Mat the Lord be with you.