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Miracle Dinner With An Angel

In 1994, the company I had worked for, for 25 years, suddenly closed down and 1,800 people were suddenly unemployed. City life in Durban, South-Africa was costly and I could see that the severance money was soon going to run out so, my wife and I took a trip into the country, the Heartland of Natal. Arriving at a tiny village called Wakkerstroom, (Lively river)  we discovered that if needed, we could survive 5 times longer on the cash we had. 

We left and everything was really fine and even my wife’s asthma had practically vanished overnight. I managed to get a job about 45 kilometers away and life was great. Then a terrible drought hit our country and farms were being auctioned off by the dozens. The insurance company I was working for soon started laying off employees. I was one of the first to go.

Soon, the cash we had, started running out and my wife and I were eating smaller meals so our three teenage kids would not go to school hungry. One winter’s night as we sat in front of the tiny woodburning stove in the kitchen, by lamplight, telling each other stories about better days We all heard a car drive up to our back door.

I immediately got up and went towards the door to see who it was when there was a sudden knock. I opened it and a familiar friend fro Durban, 400 miles away walked right in without saying a word. Standing in front of our empty food cupboard, she yanked it open then she spun around and said to her husband:”What did I tell you about their situation?” There is nothing here, start unloading. Then she started hugging each one individually.

She was the church choir coach and we all used to be members. The night before, bringing the tons of food, she was busy teaching the notes of a new hymn when she saw my son, Werner walking down the aisle towards her, the entire choir suddenly stopped when they saw him. Just as she got up to greet him, he turned and walked back towards the door and disappeared.  She excused herself and went after him. Her husband who was waiting for her outside, for her to finish was standing near the gate as she asked him: “So, where are they?” he replied, by asking her who she was talking about? The Hartslief’s of course.” she said, we all saw their son.”

They had no way of getting in touch with us since the phone was cut off, some months earlier. Based on that “apparition”, or “vision” they asked the choir members to donate quantities of food and household items, all of this was done on what they all saw that night. Needless to say, we were extremely grateful for their and the choir’s Act Of Random Kindness which was sufficient to haul us through a very harsh winter those many years ago. 


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  1. I am touched! I can relate to your story because l also experience hardship in life. There were times when my kids and I dont have food on our table, then suddenly a friend would drop by and give us something to eat.

    • Hello Alex, thanks for reading and commenting. I’m sorry about the typo’s, they only happen when I write directly on the Virily posting page. Sadly, it’s a huge process to get admin to pull down the post to fix typos. I wish we could edit our own stuff, perhaps one day…

  2. This brought tears to my eyes, and I do believe it.
    I could tell you about some miracles too…I do believe that God uses angels to help people in their deepest need.
    Thanks so much for these wonderful stories of how God helps others and shows mercy ..
    Love is the greatest gift of all.

    • Because people are naturally skeptical by nature and thanks also to deceiving spirits, it’s not easy to write about the truth, generally, people want to be entertained and the naked, unadulterated truth, seems to somehow put many folks on the spot somehow, making them feel uncomfortable.

      I could tell them that for some reason the same God that allows deformity, atrocity, poverty found it good to make fools of two highly respected Thoracic specialists to have the shock of their lives 20 years ago when they twice diagnosed me with emphysema, (Xrays to prove it) both lungs but a Christian Priest said a prayer and sent me back a week later and the condition had vanished! And it stayed gone until now, no my friend, most don’t want to hear stuff like that, check the stats.

      Pamela, never question the authenticity of miracles in your own life and if you want to write about them, these few people that you see here on this page will be reading them. “He” performed miracles in front of 3000 and often in front of and on His own followers, but when he needed them most, they stood away from him.
      Thanks for reading and commenting.

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