As I started the task of unpacking my belongings today, I had the radio turned on. A story caught my ear, and I wanted to share it with you. I got goose bumps when the announcer stated that no one was certain if it was an angel who appeared on the road the other night. I only get goose-flesh when I am in the presence of Truth. I will leave it to you to discern for yourself.
I feel it is a blessing I am in this area now, and am looking forward to what tomorrow will bring, so it was kind of interesting to have the first news story I hear be one about an angel.
On August 8, on a highway near the small town of Center, Missouri (not far from where I now live) 19-year-old Katie Lentz was fighting for her life. She was seriously injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, and as she lay pinned, crushed between the steering wheel of her Mercedes and the driver’s seat. She was fading fast.
Workers tried for 45 minutes to free her, but didn’t have the proper equipment to do so. A helicopter waited to airlift her to the nearest trauma center, but the rescuers were unable to free her.
As if from out of nowhere, a silver-haired priest appeared. He had anointing oil with him, and he said he would pray with her. Everyone went to their knees, and the priest prayed with and for Katie. When he was finished, he told the rescuers their equipment would be sufficient to help her, and moments later the additional help arrived.
They righted the car, and extricated Katie from the mass of metal she was trapped inside of for almost an hour. When they looked for the priest to thank him for his help and comfort, they couldn’t find him. It was as if he’d vanished as suddenly as he’d appeared.
Now, remember the road was blocked off for at least a mile in both directions.
It is also interesting to note that the priest was not familiar to any of the people on scene. There are a few churches in the small towns surrounding that area, but no one recognized this priest.
Of the almost 70 photos that were taken of the accident scene, there is not a single one in which this priest appears.
Katie asked people to pray for her, and to pray out loud. Her request was answered. I believe an angel was sent to help her in her time of need. Even if it turns out the man was a human, he showed up right when she – and the other people involved – needed him to. That makes him an angel either way.
Katie’s mother has reported that she was upgraded from critical to serious condition, and that, despite two surgeries already and two more ahead, Katie is doing well.
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