A Michigan pastor is convinced that he managed to catch sight of an angel outside his home in East Jordan.
Glen Thorman, the fire chief for East Jordan, said he was absolutely stunned when he first saw the image captured by his home security camera which is only activated by a motion sensor. “I said ‘That’s an angel!’ And I was just blown away,” Thorman told Upnorthlive. “I couldn’t wait to send it to my wife and send it to Deneille. And I said ‘I got an angel, and my camera took a picture of an angel.'”
Deneille Moes is pastor of Jordan Rivers Church and is also convinced that Thorman captured a glimpse of the divine outside his house. “It was really clear to me the minute I looked at the photo, I just kind of freaked out a bit,” Moes said. “I went like ‘Whoa! That’s an angel!’ And I texted him back, ‘That’s an angel.’ There wasn’t any doubt in my mind that we were looking at something supernatural.”
“Yep folks… It’s an angel,” the Church posted on Facebook alongside two shots of the strange figure. “I guess there is no question who is watching over their residence while they sleep, and yes, they pray that The Angels of the Lord will surround them and their property….These photos have not been altered in anyway. The second photo, the security camera also shot because the angel was moving away. The camera is designed to photograph anything in motion or unusual…. lots of tears today when they opened the security on their camera …WOW!”
Others have argued that the figure is distinctive of a moth or some other type of winged insect. “It is definitely moth-shaped in the first photo,” Joe Clark, owner of Glass Lakes Photography in Petoskey, told Upnorthlive. “You can kind of clearly see what looks, or could be interpreted as, wings and a head, but at the same time since it’s not clearly in focus and since it is what it is, there may be room for interpretation.”
The Church responded with a statement confirming its belief that the figure is, in fact, an angel.
“We have studied the photo from all possibilities. This ‘Being’ is behind the truck with translucent wings. We checked the temp at 12:49 am for this location. 46* was predicted in town, 39* degrees at the Thorman’s perhaps lower, but the average for his home is a 7 degrees difference in temperature. (Their home is out in the sticks which is much colder than us near Lake Charlevoix) The photograph was taken early morning on the 9th. @ 12:49… And it’s believed the ground was still cold,” the statement read, as reported by the Christian Post.
“We contemplated the piles of snow at the residence until May 3rd, (left over from the 3 1/2 + ft. snowstorm April 16-20th).and accounted for the melt down factor which took quite a few days. …And although moths have been seen in temps of 35* according to research, not a mosquito or moth has been seen yet to-date in their neck of the woods or ours, not sayin’ there ain’t any; just that we haven’t seen any yet in these parts….and tonight, we have another round of frost. So… that’s the last of the scientific research. Our conclusion remains the same… Angel,” the church said.
Jordan Rivers Church also sought to question the faith of those who refuse to believe that angels can appear on earth.
“I was sitting here tonight and the Holy Spirit said, “How quickly people believe in a sighting of a UFO and yet,… the shadow of an angel isn’t possible?” the Church posted to Facebook following the sighting. “This week a 3-year-old grandson of one of our ministers fell on his head while at school. He was totally unresponsive for approximately 30 minutes and was being transported Priority 1 to McClaren Northern. Immediately believers began to pray. A few hours later, he walked out of Trauma room 1 with clear a Cat-Scan and not a symptom that this had ever happened. ~ Just Jesus ~ Never doubt the miraculous; Begin to believe God for the impossible in your life.”
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