Drive evil thoughts and spirits far away; Master, watch o'er us till the dawning day, body and soul alike from harm defend, thine angel send.
- Petrus Herbert
We’ve been working on a great rescue story set on the beaches of Pichilemu, Chile. Without giving too much away, I’ll just say that a young surfer in trouble finds angels of the sea.
It’s not the first time we’ve come across such an underwater miracle at Angels on Earth, and it makes me think our mission statement needs editing. Something like: Angels on Earth presents true stories about heavenly angels and earthly angels, animal angels and angels of the sea!
Our mission statement has always included humans who have played angelic roles on earth. But then there’s this video, which shows another category altogether–a human who has played an angelic role not on earth but underwater. Enjoy watching this scuba diver rescue a very grateful dolphin. I’m not sure which of them is more angelic.
Colleen Hughes is the editor-in-chief of Angels on Earth. She's been at Guideposts for 20 plus years, and lives in a Hudson River town with her two daughters and two cats.