A song I wrote called Spiritual Man (Goin’ Home) is written about some neat stories my grandfather experienced, as well as some moments my family shared together with him in his later life. One of the stories in the song is about a time when he was rescued by an angel. In this picture I am wearing my grandfather’s tie.
Paul Arow Wearing Grandfather’s Tie
Here’s the details of the angel story. When my grandfather was young, he was a Presbyterian minister in the outback of Australia. He would preach in bars while riding from town to town. He usually rode a horse to move around on his journey.
Frank West Presbyterian Minister
Once he rented a horse named Satan of all things. While riding at full gallop, the saddle slipped, and my grandfather was being drug, with his foot caught in the stirrup. Thankfully a man on a white horse rode up and helped my grandfather get back on his horse. The man disappeared as soon as my grandfather turned to thank him. My grandfather always felt it was an angel who saved him that day! The Australian outback it is flat and barren, so you can see for miles around.
An Angel Rescued Frank West from Peril