“For my son Jason’s 17th birthday, I gave him a sweet guardian angel charm that hangs on his rearview mirror to protect him while he’s driving. Truth be told, I bought it more for me. Despite my many prayers for God to keep Jason accident-free, I still lost sleep if he was driving home from work late. And I still panicked when I heard sirens or reports of an accident and knew he was out on the road.
“Even after giving Jason the angel, I felt an undercurrent of fear and a hint of doubt. I’d always had strong faith and felt comforted that God was in control, but I’d still seen bad things happen. Am I a hypocrite? I’d think when a pang of panic would strike. How could I say God will protect him if I don’t believe it myself?
“One evening, Jason didn’t call on his way home from work, and didn’t answer my calls. I paced and prayed. Just as I was about to call the hospital, he walked through the door looking shaken. ‘There was a car accident on the highway, so I stayed to help,’ he explained. ‘One woman was trapped in her car. She was so afraid, so I gave her my angel charm and waited with her for the ambulance to arrive. I hope you don’t mind!’
“In tears I looked at my son, who had given this woman courage through his faith. I hugged Jason and felt God’s protective arms wrap around us. ‘I don’t mind at all,’ I said. Suddenly I knew with God, there was nothing to fear…no matter what.”
—Britt Gale, 51, Mobile, AL