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The Day I Met an Angel

Reader Story by Joe Diaz


The Day I Met an Angel
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I served two years in the active U.S. Air Force and was released to continue my enlistment in the U.S. Air National Guard in the Houston, Texas area. I lived in Pasadena then, and didn't have a job to provide for my daily needs.

So I lacked $200 to be able to pay my rent on a studio apartment and more to feed myself. But I believed what the Bible says in Proverbs 3:5-6: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path." One day, I prayed and asked God specifically to send me $200 and a job so I could pay my rent for the month and support myself, believing that the prayer of faith would move the hand of God as I was taught and as the Bible indicated.

I was a medical corpsman (medic) while on active duty, so I was partial to jobs involving medical service to the community I will serve. I went downtown to answer an ad and interview for a job as an ambulance driver and attendant.

I parked my car where I could find a parking space and walked to the office of an ambulance company downtown. Getting close to the building, I was standing at a 4-way traffic light waiting for it to change to green so I could safely cross the busy highway. A tall man with blonde hair and a fair complexion stood next to me while I waited for the light to change and continued to pray silently for the help I needed from God. I looked up to the man, smiled, and then went back to my introverted contemplation of a hopeful outcome.

All of a sudden the man asked, "Are you Joe Diaz?" I responded that I was him, but wondered how the man knew my name, and especially how he knew where to find me that afternoon. The man handed me an envelope and said, "The Lord sent me to give you this."

I opened the envelope, and to my surprise, it had two crisp $100 bills in it! To God be the glory! I then turned to find out how he knew how much I needed and to thank him for the much needed money only to find the man had disappeared as fast as he materialized.

I will take to my grave the knowledge that I met an angel that particular day in the summer of 1975! No one can tell me anything different. I crossed the street and was hired immediately when the interviewer found out that I had been a medical corpsman in the Air Force and was one also in the Air National Guard! I stand amazed in the presence of Jesus the Nazarene! Amen.

I truly believe that if we trust God in prayer and faith, He does come to our aid. While serving as an assistant pastor of a church in Los Angeles, California, I have preached that faith moves the hand of God. Our problems are not so small that He cannot dispatch His angels to minster to us or bring aid in accordance to His will! Amen!

Rev. Joe Diaz is founder of His Love Extended Ministries, International
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