Trevor Reeves (27) was going through a hard time six months ago. His wife of two years had filed for legal separation, taking their infant daughter with her. His boss looked him over for a sizable promotion that Reeves was sure he would get, and he was already struggling with major financial issues.
As if that was not enough, his younger brother Karl, with whom Reeves was very close, was killed in a motorcycle wreck. Overwhelmed with sadness and stress, Reeves was convinced that nothing was going to get better, and delved into a state of deep depression.
“I woke up one morning, and I just decided to kill myself,” he says. “It was literally like if you wake up and think ‘I guess I’ll play hooky from work today.’ I didn’t really feel scared or upset or anything, it was just time for me to go. I didn’t see that I was ever going to feel good again, and so I decided not to drag it out.”
Reeves drove himself out to a quiet backroad, and hiked about a mile into the woods with his shotgun in hand.
“I was sitting on a rock with the gun laid across my lap,” he says. “I don’t really know what I was waiting for, but I was just kind of sitting there, thinking about my wife and little girl, and about Karl. And then something clicked in my head, and I knew it was time.”
Reeves reports that he loaded his gun and was seconds away from shooting himself when a flash of white light blinded him. “It came from behind me,” he recalls.
“I was so surprised I dropped the gun and fell down trying to get off the rock. When I looked behind me, I saw this figure emerging out of the light. It’s impossible to describe, but somehow I knew right away that it was an angel.”
“I’ve never been a very religious man,” says Reeves. “But the feeling of absolute calm that was projected, it made a believer out of me. The angel never said a word, it just looked into my eyes, but I knew that it had come to save me.
Even a minute later, I would have already been dead. I never believed in miracles before, but lately, I’ve been going to church. I was given a second chance to get my life together, and I don’t intend to waste it.”