Katherine was having a bad day and luckily a good friend and accountability
partner of hers, Mary, noticed and wanted to talk about it.
They were talking about her feeling of loneliness. Katherine just really
didn't feel special to anyone, but she knew that God was special through
her to many people everyday. She knew God loved her, but she just desired
to know that someone on earth loved her for who she is.
Then a man came into the room in which they were speaking. He threw
some trash away and left. The two women continued their conversation and
the man returned to throw more trash away.
Katherine noticed the man this time. He was about 6'4", with crystal
blue eyes, and golden curls on his head. She remarked that she really
liked his hair. The man laughed and then he told Katherine of how much
he used to hate his hair-how he permed it straight once, and by 24 hours
it was curly again...Katherine laughed with him because she also struggled
with her wavy hair and freckles. He commented that he liked her freckles
and her eyes.
Katherine asked her new friend what his name was. He replied that it
was Howard. He was just visiting the area for the day and he would soon
return home to England. Katherine told him that she used to live in England
and they began to speak of how the cultures differed. He remarked that
most English people were introverts and that it took a while for them
to be comfortable talking with strangers.
Mary watched this whole conversation and she and Katherine were sad
to see Howard go when his friend came down to find him. Howard said he
was glad to have met the two ladies and he gave them each 2 kisses-one
on each cheek, as he parted.
Katherine and Mary giggled about this "chance" encounter and
then Mary really spoke to Katherine's heart....She said, "Katherine, don't
you realize that was exactly what you needed? (Katherine was beaming and
obviously in a much better mood than before she met Howard)...Howard did
not even know you, yet you took the time to tell a total stranger that
you liked something about him. It was your spirit he was attracted to
and that led the two of you into a conversation...all those little things
(the things God has blessed you with to make you the unique person that
you are) Howard noticed and complimented you on.. He also touched you
and God knows that touch is special to you....He spoke of how introverted
British people are, yet look at how un-introverted he was....Katherine,
Howard was a gift from God."
Katherine felt a warm smile creep up from the bottom of her heart as
she realized that Howard looked just like what she always pictured angels
to look like, he did give her an innocent kiss (and she hadn't been kissed
in a long time), and he did really make her feel special and loved for
who she is, and so she thanked God right then and there for her friend,
"Howard the angel."
Call it coincidence, or call it a spiritual encounter...I for one, know
that angels are among us....God sends angels to work through people who
love Him and who have been called according to His purpose to those who
are sensitive to the Spirit, and I am SO glad He does.