Devotionals: Entertaining Angels, Today I met an Angel


Matthew 25:31-40

But when the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit upon his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered in his presence, and he will separate the people as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will place the sheep at his right hand and the goats at his left.34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. 36 I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’37 “Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? 39 When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’40 “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’

Today I met an Angel, Her name was Gale. She laid on the ground as I walked by. I mean, I almost walked by, but how could I walk past an angel?

Ms. Gale laid in front of a residential building, awaiting to see if I would acknowledge her. I was coming back from a walk on my lunch break and hadn’t brought out any money. All I had was my phone, my keys, and a canned seltzer. As I sipped my seltzer, I felt the heat of the sunbeam on me and reflect on Ms. Gale. I offered her my sparkling soda and she thanked me. 

Ms. Gale’s skin was dark like chocolate. Like a Willy Wonka Chocolate bar. Her hair was thick and woven into big locs, like wool. There were streaks of gray in her hair, but not much. Her smile gleamed as though she had a mouthful of teeth, some were missing but I could still feel her warmth. I wanted to stay with her, to bask in her presence. 

Ms. Gale asked me for something to eat, a sandwich with Miracle Whip, she specified. I told her I could make her a sandwich but it would be with veggies. I said I’ll add some avocado ( because everyone likes avocado right?). “I’m allergic to avocado,” she said. “But what about tuna, chicken salad, do you have any?” My angel had good taste. 

“I’m fasting Ms. Gale,” I said. “I’m not eating meat”. “Oh yeah ? that’s good” she replied. “Well, what about a T-shirt, a big one, some pants that stretch and a pair of socks, and a long sleeve because it gets cold at night?” I told her I would check and also bring her some popcorn. “Okay,” she said. 

As I left, I couldn’t wait to get home and make her a goodie bag. I was on my lunch break but had a few minutes left . As I rushed home, excited to get back to my angel, I put together a bag with a big shirt, and a pair of socks, heated up some popcorn and grabbed a bag of strawberries, a gallon of water, some sunglasses, and a Bible. I couldn’t forget that. I did forget the throw blanket I meant to bring, but it was okay.

As I rushed outside to get back to her, Ms. Gale smiled. She was sitting up and I gave her the popcorn and the gallon of water. “Now I can’t be lugging that around, and I like ice cold water”. “It’s cold, “ I told her. “You have to drink water because it’s hot”. As I showed her the other things I brought and gave her the popcorn, she thanked me. “Ms . Gale would you like to say a prayer before I go?” I asked. “I’m hungry, I just want to eat,” she said. “I just came from the church across the street, because I’m trying to keep my mind”. “ Okay,” I said. “Do you have a Bible ?" “I didn’t”, she said “but now I do”.

What I learned from my angel: If you don’t have anything, you have your mind. Also, God will always find a way to feed you so don't worry about food. Read Matthew 6:26.

Be Encouraged,