As a volunteer emergency medical technician (EMT) for more than 30 years, author and physiotherapist Andrea Jo Rodgers witnessed much trauma, heartbreak, violence, and death, as well as miraculous rescues and recoveries. In Help from Heaven she relates these calls made by the volunteer EMT team with biblical passages about angels.
Throughout the years, Rodgers faced each situation with prayer and the awareness of God’s provision in numerous ways, including the help of guardian angels. When tragedy struck, she leaned on God’s sovereign will: “As a Christian, I knew I had to have faith that, whatever happened, it was ultimately part of God’s plan.”
Rodgers’ book isn’t a theological treatise on angels and their role in human life. Rather, it’s the narrative of a first responder whose eyes have been opened to divine intervention through the work of angels. As a caution, she writes that in Scripture “we are reminded to worship God, not angels. However, we can acknowledge their role in our lives as protectors and strengtheners. Under the direction of God, angels may answer our prayers, rescue us from danger, provide for our needs, and care for us at the moment of our death. We may be receptive to their presence in our lives and appreciate their role as God’s ministers.” (Harvest House Publishers)