Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Angels Unaware

By now most of the people living in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia know about the floor collapsing during a Christian concert at Central Heights church. About 40 people fell through the floor to the and scaffolding and pews crashing on top of them. They are saying it is a miracle that no one was killed... it could have been so much worse. Except for three people, most walked away with just minor injuries.

I was out of town that Friday night... and my two oldest daughters were at that concert.

When Eleah told me what happened to her and her best friend, Maggie, that night, it opened my eyes to a unseen world that I know exists but, I have to admit, I don't really think about.

The Starfield Concert was Maggie's birthday present. The two of them had been looking forward to it for so long and no one was more excited to see her favourite band than Maggie. The first song had barely started when the two of them made their way down to the front. (I personally don't get why the concert is better if you jump around during it, but then apparently I'm old! lol) It didn't take long and Eleah started to become anxious. She told Maggie that she wanted them to go back to their seats. Maggie said no.... she wanted to stay up front. That was when Eleah started getting upset with her. "I want to go back," she said, very forcefully. "I'm going back!" Now, you have to understand that my daughter is one of the most complacent people on the planet. She never rocks the boat and is a people pleaser. This was completely out of character for her. It was then that Maggie realized... Eleah never does this, maybe I should pay attention. They turned to go and had just started walking back when the floor gave way.

I really don't know what to say about this other than my being is filled with gratitude. Was it an angel tugging at her? Was it the Holy Spirit? I would love to know. I think that we would be awed and amazed at the battles that are being fought and won on our behalf.

We live each day in happy oblivion while miracles happen at our feet.


Warren and Denise said...

Wow, Dawnelle, that gave me goosebumps! I'm going to share that story with my friends... thank the Lord He was protecting Eleah and her friend and for Eleah's sensitivity to the Holy Spirit! Denise (Hart)

Joan Anderson said...

How wise you are to know it was a guardian angel. I have been writing and sharing stories about them for 15 years, and they still never cease to amaze me. Our job is to listen! as your daughter did, and then noit be too timid to act on what our spirit is telling us to do.
Joan Wester Anderson

Anonymous said...

Appreciated your well-written blog. The ways of God are past understanding, indeed. Jack

Louise said...

Wow! I got shivers reading this :) That was quite the evening!