Yes, I do believe the scripture which says we should be hospitable to strangers because we might be entertaining angels unawares.  I also believe that means real heavenly angels appearing in the form of man or woman on earth.

But I believe we much more often encounter “earthly angels.”  Two I want to describe to you today.

Earthly Angel #1 was a young man looking out the window at the Physical Therapy Clinic.  He saw that I was having a lot of problem getting out of my car.  The wind was particularly bad so I could not get the door to stay open long enough to get my rear and my gear out of the car.  So he headed out to help me.

We walked across the parking lot and started up a ramp.  Ho, that wind was bad.  It blew me backward and down I fell, somewhat supported be my angel who buffered my fall by letting me fall back on him.  He didn’t fall; he let me down carefully.  However,  I’m was down.  That’s not good.  It takes a chair with two strong arms to get me up, and that is when I am in an upright, sitting chair mode so I can use my arms to push myself up.  I cannot pull myself up.  Why?  I don’t know.  That’s part of the reason I was at PT.  My right arm has been painful.

I asked them to bring me a chair.  They did, but it had no arms.  No way could I get up.  So along come Earthly Angel #2 in the form of a lady.  So with four strong arms, they pulled me up far enough for me to sit on that chair and rest a bit.  Then I needed to be pulled up out of that chair in order to go inside.

I want to stop a bit for thinking right here.  Thinking about trust.  There I was on a ramp, my backside lower that the front.  No bones had been broken … yet.  But if I get part way up and they let me fall, that story could easily change.

Well, I have been humiliated and embarrassed enough to accept that I just trust in my Lord and in any Angels he sends to help me out.  I’m so thankful that my security is in my Lord and that He is always close enough to find an angel for me.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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11 Responses to TWO EARTHLY ANGELS

  1. Katherine says:

    It’s being said that every good that we do in this life gets repaid, and I believe you’re actually reaping the seeds of your good deeds. I discovered that we don’t always need to yell to God, “Please help me,” because he understands and sends earthly angels to help us get back on our feet.

    Have a great weekend, Oneta! 💐

  2. granonine says:

    I love this post, Oneta. I believe there are angels of whom we are not aware, and I’m sure God has provided more than one guardian angel for me!

    • oneta hayes says:

      My father in law used to say that he had two angels who followed him. Their names were “Goodness” and “Mercy.” See the tie to the song: Surely Goodness and Mercy shall follow me, all the days, all the days of my life. And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever, and I eat at the table spread for me…..surely Goodness and Mercy shall follow me, all the days all the days of my life.

  3. Sorry about the fall – but what a beautiful story about earthly angels! Our Lord is so faithful in providing them for us. God bless and heal you.

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  5. WhatMojo says:

    Absolutely! I wholeheartedly embrace the scripture that urges us to show hospitality to strangers, for they could very well be heavenly angels in disguise. In my belief, these angels have the ability to take on human form and walk among us here on Earth. It’s an awe-inspiring thought that reminds us to treat every person we encounter with kindness and respect, for we never know the divine presence that may be in our midst. So let us open our hearts and minds to the possibility of encountering these celestial beings, and let us extend our warmest welcome to them, just as we would to any guest.

    • oneta hayes says:

      “an angel in disguise” sounds appealing; however, God loves his human people even more (I think) so we should particularly be honored to help out one of his loved human beings. Thanks for your response. I love the interaction.

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