Last month, a dear friend of mine was enjoying a refreshing vacation with her family. On her birthday, they embarked on a greatly anticipated hike in Grand Teton National Park. The day was beautiful and the scenery breathtaking. Suddenly, she heard her sister cry out her name in a heart-stopping tone.
She turned around just in time to see her brother falling off a cliff. He had slipped on a loose stone. He had been holding hands with his three-year-old daughter as they walked. As he felt himself falling, he frantically pushed her into his sister’s arms. His family was frozen in place as they watched him tumble downwards.
A few seconds later, he came to an abrupt stop. The way his nephew described it was that it looked like the hand of God suddenly halted his descent. There was no other explanation. Momentum should have taken him the short distance remaining. There was nothing in his path physically to slow or hinder his fall. In just a few more feet, he would have crashed into the rocky surface below and perished.
God’s intervention didn’t stop there. Almost immediately, some men stopped and helped the family form a human chain to pull him up. Amazingly, he had no broken bones and no concussion. The worst of it was some abrasions on his head, which healed quickly.
You and I both know. It was indeed God’s own hand that stopped him. As you can imagine, my friend and her family are overwhelmed by thankfulness to Him for this. I am excited to see what wonderful plans the Father has for our brother up ahead. Clearly His purposes for him on this earth are not yet completed!
Have you experienced moments in life that are only explainable by the intervention of angels?