My savior and protector, Archangel Michael
by Milena Jelic
I was nine years old when I was back from school. I was passing by the neighbor who was hunter and whose dog I liked to pet.
He offered me to drive me to home and I couldn't say no, because I was raised never say no to the elders, and entered in his van. He drove me far away to his cottage and all the time he spoke how he want to give me something nice and he become strangely excited. I started to fear, but he was our neighbor and I shouldn't. Than we arrived at his cottage. He suddenly started to sweat hard, became red in his face and breathe hard, excited, feverishly searching for the keys to the door.
I began to realize that something is very wrong, and started to be afraid and trembling.
And then it happened. He held the keys in the hands, but he swore why can not he find them. Somehow he didn't seen the keys.
In that moment I felt and saw a big strong hand that touched my left shoulder and a voice whispered to me ''Don't be afraid, everything will be fine''. I turned around, but there was nobody behind me, just a wall along which I stood.
The next moment the terrible neighbor stopped suddenly, his appearance changed. He turned toward me as he was hypnotized, told me to get in the van to take me back home.
He did that, not saying a word on the way. I was saved.
Since that day I've changed.
I started experiencing the world in a different way. Back then I did not know who saved me, but I knew it was a very powerful angel. When I grew up I realized that it must be archangel Michael, protector of my family who we celebrate (I am from Serbia, we have that in our religion).