Traffic was thick. We were passing through Raleigh, on our way to the beach for the weekend with two of our friends in the car with us. Sitting at the stop light, preparing to exit the ramp to the interstate, we were about 2-3 feet behind the car in front of us. Lanes of traffic were very busy at this time of day.
The four of us noticed an old-model station wagon approaching in the far left lane, apparently way out of control, speeding well beyond safety. We remarked that something had to be wrong with the driver. No sooner had we spoken those words than the car spun around in its lane twice and projected across the road into our lane between our car and the one in front of us. Yes, between us ~ in no more than 2-3 feet of space.
Impossible? Yes, in the natural.
David didn’t experience deliverance in traffic, but he had learned well how the Lord protected him in numerous ‘impossible’ situations. He shared his witness: “The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them.” [Psalm 14:7]
If one angel could destroy 185,000 men in one night [2 Kings 19], it can spread space between two cars. Though the distressed driver’s speed was out of control, the speed of an angel was and is as fast as the speed of light. Angels can arrive on the scene in our time of difficulty the moment we say “Help!” Or when we may not have time to cry out.
Whether the angel was visible or not, the amazing protection was witnessed by the four of us. To this day [nearly 30 years later], I stand amazed and grateful!
“For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone [or vehicle, in our case].”[Psalm 91:11-12]