Do You Believe in Angels?
Silly question, I know you do!
Last night I had a visit from one….
I was working when a customer came in to dine at the lodge.
He and I were the only one’s there at the time. He told me he was from Ancorage, Alaska on his way down to Washington state to move to help with the care of his elderly father now.
He ate and then when he had finished dining he ask if he might bring his cello in and play a few Christmas carols.
By this time my husband, the owners, and another employee had come into the dining room.
The owner, not a Christian, begrudedly agreed to allow him to play and then quickly left.
It was all I could do to keep myself from sobbing when this very quiet, humble man began to play all of the beautiful Christmas carols.
I felt like the Lord had sent him here just for me.
You see, working in this remote area has been especially hard for me during this Christmas season. There are no churches here, very limited TV access to good programing and my Internet is so limited I haven’t even heard any of the Christmas carols that we often take for granted during this holiday season.
I requested ‘Carol of the Bells’, just because it’s a favourite of mine.
Soon, everyone had left and it was just him and myself again.
Is it any wonder that I felt that the Lord had sent him there just for me?
He played several traditional religious hymns-it was a transporting moment for me.
This man’s lone recital felt like a gift from The Lord’s very Throne Room.
While I was busy with other work, he very quietly packed up his instrument,
and when I returned to the dining area he was gone.
I didn’t even get to tell him how much his spontaneous concert had meant to me.
I don’t truly imagine that this man is really a heavenly being, but I do believe that he was sent from the Lord as a gift to fill a very empty spot in my heart at this time, and I’m so…grateful.
Anyway, hope you don’t mind me sharing my sappy little story with you today.
May this wonderful season be merry and bright for you-Kimberly