Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A Heavenly Messenger

I got a call on Saturday from a friend. She was kind of freaking out, in an excited, and happy way....Here's how the story goes. She told me she was out watering her grass. She lives in the apts at the church and many homeless people walk by each day. As she was watering, she said an old homeless looking man with a beard came walking by. He suddenly stopped, looked straight at her in her eyes, laid something down on the porch and continued on his way. Well, my friend is obsessive about trash and was wondering what in the world kind of trash he laid down. She turned off the water and walked over to pick up the item. She said he was still walking on his way, now by the tree out front. She picked up the item, looked at it, then looked up to the man and he was gone!! He flat out disappeared. She looked everywhere for him and he had vanished. The item she picked up was a little round disk-looking piece of wood with the words, "Let go, let God."

Now, I don't know if you believe in angels or heavenly messengers, but I certainly do. There are many Scriptures that support it and it is very Biblical. The verse that immediately came to my mind was, "Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it." Hebrews 13:2. My friend has been through a rough road and this is definitely a message she needed to hear. Although it was so hard to grasp that she had a personal messenger sent from God, in what I believe, was a message to her but to her friends and church and possibly you as well. But wait, there's more!!

On Sunday morning, she sought out a friend to discuss this matter with and see what God may be trying to tell her. Confirmation. And as these friends talked to her, encouraged her and affirmed their belief also that she had been visited by a heavenly messenger, I was in the sanctuary praying. I prayed for our church, for our service, for our pastor and I prayed for a salvation. One salvation today Lord, we want to see your glory! Little did I know that as they were talking, they were leading my friend to Christ. Two years ago, when I first met her, I put some mustard seed in her palms after she told me she didn't have faith and she didn't think God liked her very much. I said, "God says you only have to have faith the size of a mustard seed to move mountains. May this be the beginning of your faith." This past Sunday, God grew the mustard seed into a tree. She doesn't just know there is a God. She KNOWS God. And the biggest message of all came from a little piece of wood sent by an angel. "Let go, let God." My friend's name is Teri Wadsworth and I share this story with her blessing and permission. Thank you Teri, for reminding us all to let go and let God. He leads, we follow. Praise the Lord!

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