Story of the day: Entertaining Angels
I have told the following story before and I thought that it would be appropriate to share it with Quote of the day. Some of you may have heard it before, but to some of you, it may be new.
At the age of 16, my brother had to have an emergency appendectomy. This emergency surgery led to him having other serious health issues, which in turn caused him to have to be on medication or this illness could have killed him. The drugs were very strong and ranked high up there with chemotherapy. He lost his hair and a lot of weight.
Needless to say, it was a very scary and heart wrenching time in our life. As a family, me and Jeff, having 2 children at the time, decided along side my mom, dad, and brother that it would be best to move in all together. We helped in every way possible and more importantly just loved him and prayed him through his situation. We took turns giving him shots, reading Scripture, and just praying for him.
He became very ill and weak because of all the medications that he was taking, which in turn discouraged him in many ways that only one can imagine. Well, throughout this trial in his life, he still managed to live as normal a life as possible and always managed to hold his head high.
One day, he decided to go to the mall. He was hanging out and decided to sit on a bench that was so appropriately placed next to the mall entrance. As he was sitting on this bench, a little boy around 12 years of age approached my brother, and began to speak to him. They talked about life, they talked about school, and they talked about God.
What was unusual about this situation is that my brother had never met this little boy, but became intrigued by the conversation that was taking place. The little boy then said these few statements that shook my brother to his core and grew his faith in God even more than it already it had. The little boy said, “I know that you are sick. Don’t worry, it’s going to be okay! God’s going to take care of you and you will get better!” The reason these statements are so different from what they were previously talking about, is because that little boy knew nothing about my brother being sick. My brother never even mentioned what he was going through as far as his illness.
It started getting late and the little boy left out of the doors that were right next to the bench that my brother was sitting on. Still amazed that the little boy knew of my brother’s illness, my brother decided to follow this little boy because he wanted to thank him again for talking with him and to find out his name. As he followed the little boy outside the doors of the mall, the ray’s from the sun’s bright light caught his eye, causing my brother to no longer see the little boy. Now, I’m not saying that the little boy didn’t get into a car at this point and drive away. What I am saying is that this little boy came along and spoke to my brother at a time that he needed it the most, and for that moment, in the right place, my brother entertained an angel and didn’t even know it.
God can use anyone to be our angel. They are sent to let us know that God is so real and that He is there to take care of us. To let you know about my brother, he is completely healed and because of his faith and trust in God, he is now a living testimony for our Heavenly Father, in more ways than just one.
Quote of the day: George Elliot
“The golden moment in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.”
Bible verse of the day: Hebrews 13:2
“Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels.”
Dear Heavenly Father,
Throughout Scripture there have been so many accounts of Your angels and the work that they do here in this world. Father, I don’t know how, and my tiny mind couldn’t even possibly come to understand why sometimes, but I do know that my faith and trust in You is so great, that I believe it when you say “when I entertain strangers, I may just have entertained an angel.” I love You Lord and I thank You for this day!
In Jesus Name I pray,