“The Lord works in mysterious ways,” a phrase we’ve often heard, certainly came true for a couple in Hillsborough County, Florida.
Luis and Lesela Lopez, filled with anticipation and trepidation, were on their way to the hospital. Their baby was ready to grace the world with her presence, yet the journey was halted by a traffic jam. The baby was coming, and they were stranded on the side of the highway. The couple was desperate, but they were not alone. God had placed a guardian angel in their path – Master Deputy Daniel Jones.
In a world often marred by chaos and distress, there are those who become the beacon of hope, a testament to humanity’s resilience and goodness. One such person is Master Deputy Daniel Jones. He stood tall and firm, ready to assist in an unexpected childbirth on the side of a highway.
“Children are a gift from God,” said Master Deputy Jones, who stepped up without hesitation to help Lesela, who was going into labor. He called the paramedics, but knowing time was of the essence, he readied himself for the task at hand.
When asked about the nerve-wracking situation, he shrugged it off with a humble smile, saying, “Birthing is birthing. You’re just kind of there to catch.” This wasn’t his first rodeo. Remarkably, it was the third time that Jones had assisted in delivering a baby during his tenure as a sheriff’s deputy.
Raised in the cow business, Jones was no stranger to the birthing process. “Birthing ain’t nothing, big deal. This is easy,” he shared, his background in the cattle industry attributing to his calm demeanor in the stressful situation.
In a few intense moments, with Jones’s help, baby Lexela came into the world, named after her courageous mother. The joyous news was followed by a collective sigh of relief. Mother and baby were doing well, and once again, life had triumphed in the most unexpected of places.
“The birth of a baby is one of the best, most pure things in our often messed-up, dangerous world,” Jones said, his voice laced with an unmistakable warmth. “There’s very few times in life that you get to see something pure, and that is one of those times. There’s so much evil and bad doings in the world anymore that those little moments like that make it worth it.”
This story serves as a gentle reminder that even in our hectic, sometimes chaotic lives, divine interventions happen. At times when we least expect it, God sends His angels, often in the form of good Samaritans like Master Deputy Daniel Jones, to guide us through our trials.
As we celebrate the safe arrival of baby Lexela, we are reminded of the inherent goodness in the world. Amidst the bustle of traffic and the stress of an unexpected delivery, a community came together, led by a humble law enforcement officer, to celebrate a beautiful beginning – the birth of a child.