It was late. Her name was Lacy. She jumped out of her car and walked into work, wearing her food-service uniform. Visor on her head. Tired eyes. Slumped posture.
Lacy had been working herself silly to support her two children. This was her second job.
A man approached her. He pretended to ask for directions. He was carrying a knife. A big one. The kind of blade you’d used to clean a boar hog. He backed her against a wall. He told Lacy to get on the ground.
Then, another man appeared. He was wearing a plain T-shirt. Jeans. And he was barefoot. Also, he was roughly nine feet tall. At least that’s how Lacy remembers it from her position, lying on the ground.
The man with the knife took one look at Barefoot Guy and sprinted for parts unknown.
Lacy was going to thank her rescuer, but by the time she got to her feet, he was gone. Nobody nearby recalled seeing a barefoot man.
“I know what I saw,” Lacy says. “I ain’t crazy.”
A truck driver. The rural parts. He was driving a backroad. It was late. There were no other vehicles in sight. The roads were poorly marked. He was lost.
It gets dark in the country. City mice aren’t ready for the kind of blackness found out in the sticks. He drove through the inky dark, hoping to get a sense of where he was. Hoping to figure out how to get back to civilization. But he only grew more lost.
Then. He saw a figure on the side of the road. Flagging him down.
It was a boy. He was maybe 19. The kid looked like he was hitchhiking. Except he wasn’t. The young guy refused to get in the truck. The young man instead told the trucker he had been sent to deliver a message.
“A message?” the trucker asked.
“The road’s washed out,” said the young man. “Turn around. Go back the way you came.”
The trucker managed an agonizing jackknife turn. He took a detour. The next morning, a Chevy Impala was found where the road had collapsed. The car was full of teenagers. All deceased.
“I don’t know who that kid was,” he said. “For 30 years I’ve seen his face in my dreams.”
Years ago. A young woman was on her way to pick up her brother from a friend’s house party. Her brother had too much to drink. She was 17.
“My brother was a fun loving guy,” she remembers.
And by “fun loving,” she means he was the kind of party animal who made John Belushi look like a librarian.
Her brother crawled into the backseat of her car and passed out. He was asleep in a matter of nanoseconds.
She aimed her car for home. When she reached the first stoplight, there was a woman standing at the light.
The old woman looked like she was begging for money from motorists. She was ratty looking. Stringy hair. She approached the car window. She used a voice that did not sound elderly. It was strong and commanding.
“Your brother needs a doctor,” she said.
“What?” said the girl. “No. He’s just drunk.”
“Your brother needs a doctor right now. He is having an aneurysm.”
Just to be safe, the girl drove to an urgent care. Her brother was whisked away by medical personnel, placed in critical care. It was an aneurysm. He’s alive and well today.
So I know you’ve probably had a busy day. I know you’ve got a lot going on in life. Your world is probably crazy right now with unpredictable variables and complicated situations that look hopeless.
You have cancer. You have lupus. Diabetes. Autoimmune problems. You have a child who is dying. You had to put your dog down. Your spouse cheated.
Your son is addicted. Your business is collapsing like a pup tent in a hailstorm. Your bank account is in the red. And just when it couldn’t get any worse, your college team sucks.
There are days when you aren’t sure whether you’re going to survive. Days when you feel so completely alone you aren’t certain what the point is.
Well, Lacy just wanted to take a moment and tell you something.
“You are not alone,” Lacy says. “Not even a little bit.”
Debbie g - October 31, 2022 7:49 am
No never alone
Thank you Sean love you and Jamie
Love to us all
Debbie - October 31, 2022 7:50 am
Thank you, Sean. I am one who needs reminders I am not alone. I get so wrapped up in my thoughts, so worried and deeply depressed. Your reminders help me to remember I am never really alone. 🙏
PMc - October 31, 2022 7:51 am
I am here today because the Lord carried me through some hard times. I can’t remember some of the days but I managed to come to the life I know today. He is my Shepard. 🙏
Peace and Love from Birmingham
Thank you Sean I love these stories.
Patsy Bell Hobson - October 31, 2022 8:19 am
Thank you. I needed this today.
Penn Wells - October 31, 2022 8:29 am
We Americans share a bond. And that bond is the protection of one another. Let’s all try to remember that.
Dana Bauguess - October 31, 2022 8:49 pm
Julia - October 31, 2022 8:41 am
Thank you Sean. Perfect timing. Thank you John.
Leigh Amiot - October 31, 2022 9:17 am
Psalm 103:20 Bless the Lord, you His angels, Who excel in strength, who do His word, heeding the voice of His Word.
Debbie - October 31, 2022 9:41 am
Leigh…Thank you. A good passage to memorize for times of trouble.
Leigh Amiot - October 31, 2022 10:55 am
Susan - October 31, 2022 12:02 pm
Thank you, Leigh, for sharing this beautiful verse♥️ And thank you, Sean, for reminding us that there are still angels in this world♥️♥️
Emmagene Day - October 31, 2022 9:20 am
Thank you Sean. I suffer from peripheral neuropathy and seldom leave my home because it’s so painful to walk. I needed this today. Love your work.
David Sherrill Grant - October 31, 2022 9:42 am
Atta-Boy: good one: 98% of your articles are really good. LOL Don’t want you to get the big red head.
Debbie - October 31, 2022 9:46 am
Thank you for this precious reminder! God is so good!!
Joy - October 31, 2022 9:48 am
I really needed this today. Thank you for being willing to be a messenger, too. What a gift!
Dennis - October 31, 2022 10:00 am
Weird thing is? I bet you get 100s of people telling you the same type of story. I don’t have a personal one but I’ve heard them first hand from many. I hear many have entertained angels without being aware.
Liz - October 31, 2022 10:36 am
Thank you ❤️
Diana Green - October 31, 2022 11:14 am
Others have made similar comments, but I have to add mine. I really, really needed this today. Thank you.
Becky Thomas - October 31, 2022 11:30 am
Suellen Heinrich - October 31, 2022 11:46 am
That was lovely. You always bring tears. Of joy and hope.
Pat Deas - October 31, 2022 11:57 am
This one gave me chills!
Karen Snyder - October 31, 2022 12:09 pm
Thanks for continuing to share these experiences with us, Sean. ❤️ “… and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” Matthew 28:20
Dennis - October 31, 2022 12:24 pm
There is always hope in Jesus. He did for us what no one else could do.
Joe - October 31, 2022 12:27 pm
Wow!! You’ll really have your folks who want to fuss about your choices in topics writing you about this one. Don’t get me wrong, I’m right with you and know we aren’t alone and that miracles happen every day but you’ll hear from a long list of haters over this one who want to tell you that now you are trying to get people to believe in UFO’s or whatever since you didn’t spell it out. But I love it cause those of us with a brain know what you meant.
Kathy Rayborn - November 3, 2022 6:18 pm
The wonder of it all. The hope and awe the wonder creates. It’s like air to me. We aren’t supposed understand miracles, just accept them. And once in a while, be a miracle for someone else. And I do believe in UFOs.
Priscilla Rodgers - October 31, 2022 12:41 pm
Lyn Brown - October 31, 2022 12:44 pm
Angels unaware. Yes. I had the same experience when I was ten.
Sue - October 31, 2022 12:58 pm
More angels! They are everywhere.
Terry Snell - October 31, 2022 1:03 pm
It was a beautiful fall day 1989. I was driving from Lockhart to Mobile by backroads. I don’t know which road I was on at the time, but there were a lot of curves and a double yellow line. The speed limit was 55. The lead car was going about 35. The car between us passed on one of those curves. He made it. I drove behind the lead car for a few more miles. Impatience set in. I thought “If he made it, I can.” I pulled into the left lane and started to pass. A face appeared before me and said “Terry, you can’t see around the curve. Pull back over.” I did. Just then, a big yellow truck came around the curve. I would have hit it head-on. No, you are never alone.
Anne Arthur - October 31, 2022 1:10 pm
We are never alone, thank God. Thanks for reminding us with these lovely stories.
Louis Katz - October 31, 2022 1:46 pm
I needed to hear this right now.
David - October 31, 2022 1:48 pm
I still believe there are angels among us. Have a great day Sean and God bless you!
Susan Kennedy - October 31, 2022 1:49 pm
I needed this.
Dana Bauguess - October 31, 2022 8:51 pm
Chills. They’re muliplying.
Wesley Nichols - October 31, 2022 2:27 pm
Thank-you for sharing. I felt good… and now I feel even better!
Peggy M. Windham - October 31, 2022 3:18 pm
I totally believe in guardian Angels! Thanks for sharing these stories! I’ve felt God’s presence looking out for me my whole life!
imcdbw - October 31, 2022 3:51 pm
Sean, you bring me to tears soooo often! Praise God! We are not alone!!
Durand - October 31, 2022 3:58 pm
Oh my goodness! You don’t know how much my family needed this at just this moment. Thank you so very much! ❤️
Jeanne - October 31, 2022 4:13 pm
You’re referring to various visits by angels of which I have had at least one. Snow Skiing in Alta, UT, in a whiteout of fog and snow. Unfamiliar with the downhill run, a “visitor” came up to us, asked if we needed to be guided down. We pleaded our grateful “yes” and she said, “follow me” and to stay in her tracks. When we got to the bottom of the mountain, we turned to express our deepest gratitude and she was nowhere to be found, vanished, disappeared! We looked at each other is amazement and immediately agreed we’d been guided by an Angel for which we’re still thanking God, 20 years later!
Trish - October 31, 2022 4:46 pm
Mary W Kehl - October 31, 2022 5:02 pm
Angels unawares, don’t ever doubt it.
Patricia Schmaltz - October 31, 2022 5:49 pm
I totally agree! BTW.. I finished my book, “Not My Charming Mother”… (Amazon) and would like to mail you a copy. If you could email me the address… It would be an honor for you to have a copy. YOU inspired me SO much! Thank you, Sean. Hugs to Jamie.
ladyvivace - October 31, 2022 6:27 pm
Years ago, when my car would not start I was scared.. It was after 9 pm and the store where I had been shopping was now locked up, everyone gone. A man in a pickup truck stopped and offered me a ride to the nearest service station. While wary, I had a can of mace, so I felt protected. He said his name was Jim Senior. His truck had a business logo, so I noted it. He wouldn’t let me pay him for his kindness.
The next day I called the business to thank him. A woman answered and I told her what had happened. She was quiet for a minute and then said “My Dad, Jim Senior, died a year ago. Yesterday was the first anniversary of his death..that was the kind of thing he did constantly…”
Betty McManus - October 31, 2022 7:07 pm
Since you love dogs, here’s a story for you that happened to me. Have you ever heard of a white ghost dog in Georgia?
I was driving on a dark 2 lane road through open farmland one night in rural Georgia with 3 teenagers in the car. We were coming back to Savannah from a conference in Atlanta,
We hadn’t passed another car for miles. Suddenly, out of the corner of my eye, I noticed a big white dog slowly walking out of a field on my right towards the road in front of me. Surely, he saw me, and would stop, I thought. But he didn’t. He kept walking until he reached the middle of the road where he sat down, facing our oncoming car. Cursing a bit, of course, I slowed way down, because I didn’t want to hit him.
He waited till I got to a full stop, then got up and slowly finished crossing the road, disappearing into the field to my left. As I was just starting up my speed again, a car coming toward us around a blind curve was flashing its lights to warn me of something, which I quickly saw was a huge truck passing on the curve, headed straight at us. I hadn’t gathered any speed yet, and the truck just squeaked back into his lane without hitting us.
I am quite sure the white dog saved our lives.
Nancy G. - October 31, 2022 7:45 pm
Fran Willard - October 31, 2022 8:48 pm
Good one, need more like this.
Ruth - October 31, 2022 8:49 pm
So grateful for you Sean and all these amazing stories of angels among us.
Joy - October 31, 2022 8:54 pm
Thanks so much for sharing! It has been one of those days and your kind words bring me so much hope and belief in God’s love! Take care,
Chester V. Dickson Jr. - October 31, 2022 9:40 pm
I love your Angel stories. My daughter, Lisa, was driving home from college, Abilene Christian University, one dark night in the fall. She was following other cars going fast on the Interstate. Suddenly, in the road was a piece of metal. It as too close and the road too crowded for her to swerve. She hit it and blew out a tire. She managed to get over to the shoulder and got out to survey the damage, not having any idea how to change a flat tire. Then, she became aware that an 18-wheeler truck had stopped on the other side of I-20, pointed the opposite direction from her. The driver got out of his truck and zipped across the busy freeway, across the median and right over to her vehicle. He never said one word; just opened up the back of her SUV removing her suitcase and belongings. Lisa was studdering: “Sir, I can get that.” He never responded. He got her jack, spare, lug wrench and went to work changing the tire. Within minutes, he was done. Loaded all her stuff back in the vehicle and was gone, like fog in the sunshine. To this day, Lisa swears it was an Angel.
Pam - November 1, 2022 12:02 am
I am a doctor in a very very big and busy hospital. I do shift work. Today is the first day of a week of shifts that are the last before I retire. I see patient after patient. All so sick you wonder how or why they are still alive. Some young some old. Exhausting physically and more emotionally. I wonder how they think about their situation and I wonder why it is not me in that bed instead of them. I want to help them or at least one but feel so lost. I hope and pray they have someone or something they believe in that makes each day worth the pain and suffering. So maybe just my holding their hand or quietly saying a prayer is all I can do. Sometimes i think it is more for me than them. Pray I get through this week.
Linda Moon - November 1, 2022 12:05 am
I’m glad you and Lacy reminded me that I’m not alone in my complicated situation: cancers since 2004, with a new tumor that will be removed and biopsied later this week. Thoughts, prayers, and virtual hugs will be very welcome. Lacy, we’re not alone, even if it feels that way sometimes. And we ain’t crazy!
Helen De Prima - November 1, 2022 1:07 am
I needed this today.
MAM - November 1, 2022 1:21 am
We are never alone! It’s very comforting to know that God has our backs with his angels. I have no dramatic story like these, but I know that God has often saved me from myself doing something stupid! Prayers for a teenager in my community who was driving when the car hit another head on and killed his father and stepmother! The family and friends need many prayers. Thank you!
Melanie - November 1, 2022 1:41 am
Thank you 😊 ❤️
Barbara - November 1, 2022 2:54 am
Stacey Wallace - November 1, 2022 3:13 am
Lacy is 100 percent correct. God loves us very much and sends angels to protect us. Sean, love to you, Jamie, and Marigold.
Beverly - November 1, 2022 3:28 pm
Linda Moon - November 1, 2022 9:14 pm
My comment here is not for Among Us. Today, Nov. 1, my comment wouldn’t post. There was a message that said “the specific path was not found. Please visit http/s//developer.wordpress.com/d0c/ for valid paths” when I tried to post comment for Beulah Land. If anyone else had a problem with this and/or knows how to fix it, please let me know.
Kathy Chappell - November 2, 2022 1:59 am
Sandy - November 2, 2022 7:29 pm
Powerful! Amen to Lacy’s comment. Hebrews 13:2😇
Mary - November 3, 2022 10:29 am
oldnole1958 - November 4, 2022 6:09 pm
I love miracle stories. I, too, was touched by an angel.