Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Angels In Disguise

Yesterday I was on my way to Wal-Mart to buy mt weekly groceries. Turning off of the main road into the parking lot, there is a gas station at the intersection. When I turned in, I noticed a homeless woman standing at the corner. I'm embarrassed to admit this, but I kept driving. As I was pulling into the Wal-Mart parking, lot the Holy Spirit spoke to my soul and I was reminded of the verse in the New Testament that says, "many have entertained angels in disguise."

Convicted over my lack of compassion, I turned my car around and made my way to the gas station where I bought the lady a sandwich and hot chocolate. I walked it across the parking lot to her where she humbly accepted the purchase, hugged my neck and said, "God bless you."

I walked about fifty feet back to my car and when I turned around to wave, she was gone. Gone!! Chills went through me. I looked everywhere and there was no sign of her.

I'm crying as I type this because I know that moment was so much bigger than I am. It was a moment of conviction for my lack of compassion, a moment of humility as I witnessed the women's gratitude, and a moment of overwhelming awe as I experienced the magnificence of our King.

I will never know whether or not that woman was an angel, but I will always remember the day my Abba Father taught me a valuable lesson and reminded me to be kind to strangers because some have entertained angels in disguise!

"Do not forget to show hospitality to srangers for some who have done this have enteratined angels without knowing it." Herbrews 13:2

2 comments:

  1. Amazing Post! This has given me chills and made me look at my own life as well.

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  2. Real Tears!!! Agree with Paige! What an Amazing Post!!!!
    I am hosting a Bible Study on my blog! The Book of Ruth!! Please come on over and "link up" as we read and learn God's Word!! : )

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