by Angel Gamboa
Hello my name is Angel Gamboa and I have a wonderful story to share.
In June of 2004, my friend and coworker, David, received a phone call at work that his three-year-old son had fallen from a 20-foot high balcony onto a concrete walkway. For almost a year I had been sharing the love of the Lord with David and praying for him. He was never was too busy to listen, but could not let go of his life of partying and drinking. Three days before the accident David and I were talking about faith. David asked me if I would love the Lord even during times of difficulty. I replied yes and quoted the scripture: “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” (James 2:2-4)
I remember saying that I welcome the Lord’s will, but that I pray never to have to endure something with my children. I looked to the sky, and saying, “Please Lord, never with my children; but may your will be done.”
On the day David received the phone call, he rushed out of work as any caring parent would exclaiming to me, “Angel, I have to go. My son fell from the balcony.”
Immediately I asked two of my Christian brothers to pray for David. A few hours later David called me to tell me that his son was in the hospital, but to everyone’s amazement, he did not have a scratch. As a matter of fact, David came back to work the same day. David knew that something divine had occurred. He told me that all he could think of on the way to the hospital was our conversation, specifically when I said, “Please Lord, never with my children.” He said he kept hearing that phrase over and over again.
I told him that the Lord was telling him, “Yes, with your children,” for this was the day that God would be glorified in his life. After explaining this to him the best I could, David said in a sigh of release, “I want to accept this Jesus in my life.”
I knew that the Lord would give David to us as a brother one day, but I never thought it would be in such a grand way. Never doubt that the Lord continues to work His wonders in this day. He sent an angel from his heavenly kingdom to protect David’s three-year-old son who fell from a 20-foot high balcony onto a concrete floor. My beloved brothers and sisters, he did not have a scratch, not one. When the doctor asked David who had been watching after his son when he fell, David replied that his daughter was watching him. The doctor responded, “No, the angel’s were.”
God, the father, is all great and merciful. He is deserving of all the praise and glory. Thank you for allowing me to share with you one way in which Jesus has changed many lives here in Ontario California.
God Bless – Amen – your brother in Christ, Angel Gamboa