As a child, I was taught to believe in guardian angels. When I became an adult, the whole idea of angels sounded like a fantasy to me. In the 80’s I started to read about angels, first through Billy Grahams’ books and later, countless other books that detailed angel accounts. These beings are mentioned many times in the bible, in both the old and new testaments.
Then I had a couple of my own experiences, that just could not be ignored. My first and most profound encounter, was at 3am, as I drove home after work. I was working as a proofreader for a local paper. The hours were lousy, but money was scare, and I needed the job desperately.
At the side of the freeway, I saw a man on a horse, dressed in shinning armor. He was so brilliantly lit, that the sight stung my eyes. I was in complete shock! He looked like someone out of book . Dressed like that, at 3am, I thought he must be crazy. I slowed down to look more closely, and he had vanished into thin air. It was the weirdest sight I have ever seen. I never knew what I had seen until years later…
I was reading one of my angel books. It told of an African missionary, that had come to help a small village, and convert them to Christianity. Another, much more violent group of Africans snuck into the village to try and murder the missionary. Oddly, nothing happened. Much later, when the violent group had settled down a bit, they were asked why they did not attack and kill the missionary. They replied: “They were approaching the village, yet could not get near the missionary’s hut, because it was surrounded by soldiers. They wore brilliant shinning armor, and were carrying weapons. They were so afraid, they ran away. ( In art work, Archangels often are depicted wearing metallic armor.)
That is when I realized what I had encountered at 3am, on a lonely road on my way home. He appeared to me for a reason. The angelic “protector” was there to help me fight a battle. At the time, I was going through a separation and divorce, and it was the most depressing time of my life. I know God is always with us, and sends his angels to us for help when we are in great need. I was very lucky to catch a glimpse of this wonderful being.