Originally published in WND
Millions of Christians across the world are well aware of the saving grace of the Holy Spirit.
And now, police in one city are actually crediting the “Holy Spirit” for their decision not to charge a driver with speeding, after a snow-white dove was captured on camera getting in the speeder’s line of sight.
The Gospel of Matthew mentions a dove representing the Holy Spirit in the story of Jesus’ baptism: “And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him.” — Matthew 3:16 KJV.
With that in mind, police in Viersen, Germany, say despite clocking a man driving 54 kph in a 30 kph zone, they saw the sign from the heavens.
“It was no coincidence the Holy Spirit” intervened, police indicated in a light-hearted Facebook post.
“We have understood the sign and leave the speeder in peace this time.”
Officials added they hope the driver of the Renault Twingo will “take the hint from above” and avoid being a speed demon, as the fine for his transgression would have been 105 euro (R1 172).
Since only the car, and not the driver, could be identified, the man was likely spared the fine “thanks to the feathered guardian angel with seemingly carefully spread wings.”
Police clowned that the dove itself was not sinless, as the bird should have been fined for moving so fast in the restricted zone.
“However, since we do not know where it has to be on time for [the upcoming holy day of] Pentecost, we will allow mercy over justice here too.”