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An Angel Named Tyrone?

Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?
Hebrews 1:14

Revelation 5:11 tells us there are thousands upon thousands of angels.
Hebrews 1:14 tells us that angels minister to believers.

Yet the Bible only names two angels: Gabriel and Michael.

After a certain Friday afternoon, my husband and I wondered if there's an angel named Tyrone.

Let me explain.

As we drove down a stretch of road about an hour past Dallas, our car tire picked up a four-inch nail. (The biggest nail I have ever seen!) We pulled into a truck stop just as the tire went completely flat.

Unfortunately, the truck stop mechanics aren't allowed to work on cars. Our roadside assistance couldn't be there for two hours. And we're trying to make it to our 4:30 appointment that's still 30 minutes away.

In theory, my husband can change a tire. But in reality, it wasn't working.

Clearly, Michael and Tyrone, who were parked next to us, saw this. They witnessed the nail shooting out of the tire after my husband tried to air it up.

Michael and Tyrone drove a Pepsi van and wore Pepsi uniforms. Perhaps they were there to refill the store's Pepsi supply. Or maybe they had a higher calling.
They insisted on putting on the spare tire for us. I'm sure they had 100 better things to do that Friday afternoon. But they made time to help us.

I joked that I would definitely drink more Pepsi. Michael quipped back they had just helped a little boy open his Coca-Cola bottle. In talking with them, we also learned they had been handing out free waters to police officers earlier in the day.

Michael and Tyrone obviously had a knack for service.

As we drove away, my husband said: "We know there's an angel named Michael. Do you think there's one named Tyrone?"

I don't know, but certainly, they came along in our time of need.

And as Hebrews 13:2 says, we never know when we might entertain angels.

How would you treat strangers differently if you thought they might be angels?


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