Do you believe in angels? This next story is amazing. Mary tells of the miraculous intervention of God during a car accident. After hearing this story, I realize more than ever we are here on purpose and the unseen world is with us every day.
Mary is such a beautiful soul. Mary’s mother calls her “tender heart” and her best friend calls her “angel, a gift from God.”
When Mary was 12 years old she would go to the nursing home where her mother worked and began to fall in love with working with the elderly. At an early age she had a desire to help patients with Alzheimer’s, and those in need.
Mary tells of some rough teenage years. She married at a young age, had three children and also went through a divorce herself. She talks about financially having to trust God and start over. God has always been faithful to her and supplied her needs.
She tells of one specific time when strangers supplied her children with Christmas presents. She says “ever since this happened to me, I have wanted to pay it forward”.
Mary loves to do volunteer work and serves at 2 food pantries. She gives back to others in the same way God has taken care of her.
When I asked her about her relationship with God she says “I guess you could say I used my GPS. God’s Plan of Salvation. When you are down, look up, I have done this a lot”.
Mary has quite an overcoming attitude, and has such great faith! She tells of many miracles in her life.
At 26 years old, she was bit by a cat and it severed nerves. Even though she was told she wouldn’t be able to use her hands, she would not give up on the fact she was to help the elderly. She worked through the pain and with therapy in 8 months she regained use of her hands.
Mary’s total faith and dependence is in God. Her favorite verse in the Bible is Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.
She had several incidents where she was told she would not use her hands or arms, but she has overcome each time. Mary was also diagnosed epilepsy at age 5. She had grand maul seizures from age 5 to 14. But miraculously at age 14 she was healed of the seizures.
This next part of her story has changed her life forever….
Recently, Mary was headed home from work and another person ran a stop sign going 55 mph. She was also traveling 45 mph. She tried to avoid the accident but the collision was a 100 mph impact. She tells of having an out of body experience.
Mary says in this out of body experience she saw herself sitting in the back seat of the car watching everything as it happened. She saw the the windshield spider, the airbags deploy, and she watched as she was hitting the steering wheel. She could even hear the radio still playing “Just Breathe” on their local radio station, K-LOVE.
Landing 8 feet into someones yard and on all 4 wheels, she came to a complete stop to meet what she calls “3 guys at her car”. She had enough power to put the window down, and two of these guys pulled her door open.
When they finally got the door open, she saw a man standing there. She could not see his face, he was glowing from his shoulders down with his hand was extended out to her.
She took his hand. When she was out of car standing next to it, she started to thank them and they were gone! She walked away from that accident unharmed.
She says “I believe with every fiber in my being they were angels”.
Hebrews 13:2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
Hebrews 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
Mary shared this letter she wrote to God after the accident and she keeps it in her Bible. It is a wonderful prayer we can all pray.
Mary’s children are grown now, and she has 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. She resides in Ohio, very happy serving God and faithful at her church. She continues to do volunteer work with her grandchildren by her side.
What a beautiful story of the delivering power of God. Mary says her walk with God is better than it has ever been. She is a life that was changed by the miraculous intervention of God. Yes, there are angels among us!
How has this story impacted you today? How has God intervened in your life?