Angels

Hebrews 13:2 “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.”

With the first child before she was born, my wife had pregnancy complications, she had goon into premature labor at 31-weeks. I drove to the hospital, we were assigned to March Air Force Base at the time, and she was taken by ambulance. I no idea what to expect, the nurses and doctor meet me at the entry door to the maternity ward. I do not remember what was said to me, but I wanted to see my wife, and know the status of my unborn child. As I entered the room, there was my wife hanging inverted, strapped to machine by her feet and legs. I could not stand, I broke down in tears, both of us were crying.

After regaining my composure, I began to pray, and I recited this scripture from 2 Cor 10:4, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds.” I called the church leadership and called a good friend; prayer warriors. I paced for hours down the hallways praying for my wife and my daughter. Once the doctor was able to stop the contractions, he assured both that all would be okay.

However, I stayed in the room to pray with Elaine and this nurse walks in and begins an ordinary conversation. She had a peaceful spirit and assured us that Elaine would have a healthy and strong baby, and the baby would be blessings from to God to the world. That brought tremendous comfort to us both. A few days later, we asked the doctor and the other nurses if we could speak to the nurse who spoke us, we remember the as well name. However, everybody had said there was no person on the hospital staff; we gave them the name and the description of the nurse. All the attending staff gave the same response; we have no such person by this name or description on the staff. Elaine and I looked at them and said you must because we talked with her in this room. Moreover, they said it must have been an angel, and we just looked at each.

We have shared this experience with all the children; yes, we do believe this was an angel. And we experience the same situation with our second child as well, but more dynamic. Our children are a blessing from the Lord, give “honor to who honor” is due (Romans 13:7). Because without the Lord intervening, our first two daughters would of never been born.