Angels we are unaware of

My daughter was just a baby, under 1 year old and still in a car seat. My wife and I were driving through the middle of nowhere…middle of Ohio.

It was the middle of the night and we hadn’t even seen another car on the road for what seemed like forever.  My daughter was in her car seat in the back and eating some candy – jelly beans I think.

Something prompted me to glance in the back seat and I noticed her lips were turning blue – and we freaked out! My baby – OMG!

Within 2 seconds the car went from 75mph to 0 and I pulled to the side of the road. Remember, middle of nowhere…we hadn’t seen a car for a while.

Imagine how fast I was, leaping out of the driver’s seat and pulling her out of her car seat – adrenaline pumping and I was FOCUSED! Literally, by the time I had her out of the car seat, I look up and an SUV was parked in front of us and two young men were already jogging towards us.

“We saw you pull over so quickly and wanted to see if we could help. We are EMTs!”

Hmmm…where did they come from? This is my thought as I am cradling my child about to do a Heimlich on her. 


As I start tapping on her back, I look behind and a Cadillac is parked behind us. A woman is jogging towards us.

“I saw you pull over so quickly and wanted to see if I could help. I am the head nurse at the hospital down the road!”

Hmmm…where did she come from?

By this time the candy was dislodged and Laura was breathing fine. The nurse took a quick look and all was well.

My wife and I thanked everyone vigorously for stopping. It was kind of surreal.

Everyone got back in their vehicles and went on their way.

Funny thing is, we did not see any cars on the road for the next hour or so…not even the Cadillac or the SUV. 

Hmmm…where did they go?

That incident built my and my wife’s faith that God really has sent his angels to keep charge over us.

Ps 91:11 For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go.

This has become a staple in our Scripture “arsenal” ever since.