In my grandmother’s home there was an old print taken from a calendar tacked to her wall. It was the image below-an angel guarding the safety of children on a bridge. Everyone I knew was poor so the idea of walls being decorated was a little outside my understanding. The rough feel of unadorned tar paper was more familiar. I was fascinated by the image and as an adult found a similar print to have in my home. There was something comforting about this image-this idea-an angel sent from God to watch over me that lasted beyond my childhood.
THEN, I read Hebrews 13:2: Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
I realized that while the image on my Grandmother’s wall was beyond beautiful in my little girl eyes-there would be angels all around me my whole life-but in the form of people that I meet, the family I was born into, a school teacher who told me that my writing was “profound.” Angels, indeed.
Today is National Make-a-Friend Day. Look around there might be an angel hovering ever so closely in the form of a new friend.