Soul Kisses Angel Chronicles
Angels and Pigs...
This one is the most recent of my "experiences" - it happened in
March of 2002. I was on the job at the time - my work partner
and I had a high priority transfer to London with a patient who needed
"more specialized medical intervention". I was driving the
ambulance that day, and we set out on what we call a "code 4 transfer"
- which really means "get there safely and as fast as you can".
I decided to take the inland route through Blyth, and not far from
there heading south, there was a curve in the highway ahead of me - I
noticed as I approached that there where cars and trucks stopped on
the road (in both directions) and once I got close enough realized
there where 5 or 6 men on the road trying to subdue 3 very large pigs
that had obviously jumped out of the back of a little trailer.
Right beside the trailer (it's gate swung wide open) was another poor
pig that had landed in the ditch. The snow was very deep, and the pig
just lay in the snow - up to it's chin - it looked like it had been
struggling to get out of the deep snow. There where 2 men trying
their best to move her.
I noticed them men on the highway where beating the poor pigs, and
they showed evidence of bleeding on their backs and heads - that
always makes me feel very sad..... they could not herd the pigs and
the tension was running high.
I knew that my patient had to get to London - and this delay seemed
to be taking time - so I asked my Guardian to "show me what to do".
A minute later I got out of the ambulance - retrieved the long spinal
board from an outside compartment and headed for the pigs. I was
warned by the men that the pigs where very agitated and I could get
hurt. I did not respond to their concern - especially after how they
treated the pigs - I put the spine board down beside me horizontally -
walked up beside one of the pigs and the pig instantly began to walk
with me along side the spine board - then another joined in directly
behind the first pig, and then the third pig followed. The pigs and I
walked slowly toward the trailer, when we got to the end of the
trailer, they jumped up into the trailer, and the gate was closed.
Now the poor exhausted pig still in the ditch - she seemed so tired
from struggling - still up to her chin in the snow - the men where
still beating her and twisting her little tail trying to get her to
move - she could not. I walked up and knelt beside her and
placed the spine board along side of her - she was breathing very
heavily and I gently scratched her behind her ear and asked again for
some help. I spoke to the pig, and said to her "I want you to
try to get over here onto the board"... It seemed like only an
instant the pig managed to raise her front leg high enough out of the
deep snow and extended her leg onto the board - her hoof caught hold
in one of the side openings we use as handles - she pulled and wiggled
herself onto the spine board - all by herself - and once onto the
board we pushed her up onto the road - she moved easily because the
spine board has a slippery surface on it. Once onto the road
side- the gate was opened on the trailer and she too jumped into the
trailer. All these men - which where now more than I originally
saw in the beginning - seemed stunned to think a perfect stranger (a
woman at that) could have authority over such a dilemma they
themselves could not conquer.
No one said a word, and I walked back to the ambulance with my
spine board smiling and joyful - and laughing to myself - knowing who
was really in charge of that experience. I thanked God again for His
guidance through the angels he had working with me that day. In
the meantime, my partner who was in the back of the ambulance with the
patient had been watching the whole thing - and relating to the
patient what was going on....my partner could not believe her eyes,
she was flabbergasted, and the patient had a good laugh - even in her
Is it not so wonderful how God uses us to do his work??? I felt
privileged that day, that He used me to solve the dilemma! Once
the traffic cleared, we where on our way, and arrived safely in London
My partner for months (and even now occasionally) tells this story
to everyone she knows - and my colleagues have since dubbed me "The
Pig Whisperer". I smile to myself again, knowing the mighty hand
that was really responsible! Our Lord does indeed have a sense
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