Monday, August 5, 2013

Did I Meet An Angel?!

Yesterday was my day to worship my Lord, as I'm sure you are aware, if you know me personally.  Or, if you've been reading Life with Lynnie (LwL) for any length of time.

And, worship I did.

Actually, I feel the Holy Spirit led me to know where to go worship, yesterday.  Once again, I worshipped at a nearby Baptist church.  One, where I've been a few times, but not recently.

You see, when I arrived home, in my mail, I found a note from the Baptist church where I worshipped at, a couple of weeks ago.  Being thankful they had invited me to return, I thought about doing exactly that.

But, for a reason I wasn't aware of, the Holy Spirit led me to a nearer Baptist church, as I said earlier.

You should know that since returning home to Windsor, ON, I had been feeling a myriad of emotions, once again.  I'll have to tell you why, another time.  But, I will say that it relates to my health problem.

So, going to worship and hoping to see a friend, I thought would encourage me.  But, to my surprise, my friend wasn't there.

God encouraged me, but in a way I never expected.

I seated myself in the back row on the left of the sanctuary.  A woman came to introduce herself, and spoke with me for a moment.  Then, another person did, as well.

After we sang, the woman seated next to me spoke to me, asking a question.  I answered her.  And, introduced myself.  She told me her first name and we stopped whispering, so we could concentrate on the worship service.

Afterwards, this woman who looked familiar to me, began encouraging me.  She said that she felt God was using me to encourage others.

Although I didn't comment at first, I wondered why she would think this.  As she carried on, I finally asked her how she would know this. 

Her response made me wonder if she was an angel.  After all, God told us to be loving to people, because we don't know when we will come across an angel.

Just as He told us in Hebrews 13:1-2, "Let brotherly love continue.  Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares."

In response to my question, she let me know that she felt God led her to tell me that I was a strong woman, confident in the Lord's relationship, and was being used by God to encourage to others.

After a little more conversation, I let this elderly woman know that she looked familiar.  I had wondered if I had met her previously at a church where I worshipped for many years.

It turned out, I was correct.  While I may have met her only a few times there many years ago, she had family members who had worshipped there, with me. 

We hugged each other and made our way out of the sanctuary.

On my way home, I thought about how wonderful God is.  He knew my need, long before I did.  And, He provided encouragement to me, when He knew I was feeling rather down.

I praise Him for this.  And, thank Him.  And, will continue to trust Him, for everything in my life.

Until next time...

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