Encounter with supernatural creatures are rare, most especially creatures from heaven called “angels.” Angels are known to be divine messengers sent by God to impart a message. Usually, they appear during the peak of danger, which can only be described as divine intervention—gently guiding and protecting someone out of harm’s way.
My encounter with my guardian angel was an unexpected one. On January 6 of this year, I went to a leadership boot camp in Clark, Pampanga. On my way there, I prayed the rosary, asking for guidance and protection because that was the first time I traveled alone up North. When I finally reached Dau, I got off the bus and started looking for the location.
I approached a man standing at the side of the road with his scooter. "Where should I get a ride going to SM Clark?" I asked. He pointed to the jeep on the other side of the road. I suddenly got nervous because I have trauma in crossing streets because of an accident in the past. But I had no choice.
As I was crossing, I could sense that the man was watching me. I reached the other side and decided to ride the jeep despite the fact that the driver looked scary. As I was getting in, the man from the other side of the road suddenly appeared and offered me a ride. Without second thoughts, I accepted. I was surprised at myself because I never trusted anyone that quickly, especially strangers. A lot of thoughts ran in my mind. "Di kaya crush ako nito kaya hinatid ako? Pag tinanong niya name at number ko, I’m sure crush ako nito. haha!" But my ride with this stranger was so peaceful, and I felt so safe with him.
As we arrived at the terminal going to Clark Freeport Zone, I reached for his hands and told him “Thank you for the lift. God bless you!” He just smiled and said, “God bless you too!” Then, I hurriedly went off to take a ride, but when I took a glance after a minute or so, he was already gone! Heavy traffic was everywhere, and it wouldn't be that easy for him to get through the heavy traffic that fast. I then realized I forgot to ask for his name! It is not usual that I forget to ask someone’s name, especially someone who has helped me. I felt like I was hypnotized! I had goosebumps and thought that maybe it was my guardian angel!
Angels appear in times of trouble, sometimes even appear when beckoned. But don't expect them to be clothed all in white and sporting feathery wings either. Some look just like everyday people, like mine did. He looked ordinary: 5’5” in height, fair complexion, wearing a white shirt and walking shorts. The appearance of—I believe—my guardian angel made me believe more that I’m under God’s mantle of protection for He loves me.
Angel of God, My Guardian Dear, to whom God's love commits me here. Ever this day be at my side, to light and guard and rule and guide. Amen.
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