“The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear Him, and delivereth them.” Psalm 34:7. God commissions His angels to save His chosen ones from calamity, to guard them from “the pestilence that walketh in darkness” and “the destruction that wasteth at noonday.” – The Acts of the Apostles, pg. 153
The end of the day was soon approaching as my family and I sheeted the upstairs balcony of our house. The sun bore down on us causing sweat to bead on our faces. The conversation carried a happy air as we talked about the day’s events and the progress made.
The day had been going perfectly, maybe too perfectly…
My little brother, revving his cordless impact driver, darted over to the sheet of plywood, which my father and I had just set down, to start installing the screws. We walked back over to the stack to grab one last sheet for the day.
My work hardened hands gripped the piece of plywood as we picked it up and carried it to the edge of the unfinished balcony. Stepping over a cordless sawzall, I sidestepped closer to the edge of the balcony.
Suddenly, I fell down through the floor with my feet dangling several feet above two pieces of 20mm rebar sticking out of a cement foundation.
Later, I analyzed the situation and shuddered at the possibilities. I realized that I had stepped onto a small piece of plywood that was sitting on the floor joists. The positioning of the plywood was more than unstable. The moment I stepped on it, I dropped down through the floor joists. The pieces of rebar, were positioned in a way that if I would have continued to fall, would have impaled me.
To this day, I honestly don’t know how I didn’t fall all the way through the floor. One thing I do know though is that without assistance from an unseen helper, I would not be here today.