First of all, before I even get into this entry, I thought I’d mention a joke a friend and I share. I was chatting with her on MSN when I heard the ice cream truck outside. I (obviously) went outside to grab my a nice vanilla cone. I saw a kid who had no ice cream and had no money to pay for one. Well, he had a little bit of money, but not enough for ice cream. So, I did the right thing: I bought him ice cream. The young man very politely said “thank you, lady”. It was cute.
I came back to my room and told my friend what had happened. She told me that I was so nice and said that I was an “angle”. An ANGLE? We both thought it was so hilarious. She went on to call me an obtuse angle for the rest of the semester. Haha.
Anyhow, back to a more serious story I forgot to write about yesterday. Do you believe in angels? I have never masked the fact that I am a Christian and I do believe in God. Whether you believe in God or not, I bet we all have days where we’re just like…man…why me?
I was almost having one of those days yesterday. As I mentioned yesterday… I just haven’t been having a couple of weeks. Stomach pain has subsided, but now my left foot hurts a lot.
Yesterday I was at the subway on the escalator. I would usually walk or run up the escalator, but the pain in my foot would not allow. As I stood there, a man walked by me and gave me a friendly “howdy”. I responded by saying hello, and he continued to walk past me and up the stairs of the escalator. As I neared the top of the escalator, I noticed the same man standing at the top. He said to me “You are blessed. Did you know that? Did you know that you are blessed?” I was a bit surprised, but I responded that I did know. He said “ok, good…good. You are blessed”. He said goodbye to me and walked in the opposite direction that I was going in.
I went outside to wait for the bus. After about 5 minutes, the same gentleman came back and stood in front of me.
“Are you a Christian?” he asked. I hesitated for only a millisecond before responding affirmatively. I was afraid that he was going to preach to me, or he was going to ask me for something. He then went on to say “I want you to know that you can do anything. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t achieve anything you want. God is on your side, you can do anything, and you are blessed. Okay?”
“Ok” I said. I thanked him. God Bless You, he said. Then he went back in the direction that he had originally walked when we had first crossed paths a few moments earlier.
It was all kind of strange as it seemed to be just the boost I needed at that time. It was like he was specifically put there to lift my spirits and remind me that God was on my side. He only talked to me…he didn’t go to anyone else, talk to anyone else, look at anyone else. Just me. The subway station was pretty full.
It definitely reminded me to keep my faith up. It reminded me that I need to keep plugging on as I have been…and that I can do anything I really put my mind to.
When I told someone else about this story, they suggested that perhaps this was an Angel, sent specifically to me…to remind me to keep my faith up. It’s strange how he not only stopped at the top of the escalator to talk to me…but he came back into the subway station after leaving…just to remind me further that I can do anything.
I think not.