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Small Things, Great Love

Updated on December 30, 2008

Signs Along the Way

When my daughter was a little girl, she always wanted to see an angel.

I wished that I could be like Mother Theresa, whom I greatly admired.

One day a man walked up to us at the bus stop and showed us a picture of his wife. He asked if we had seen her, because she was missing. We said we had not, but that we would pray about it. So, we prayed with him right there at the bus stop. I think he got tears in his eyes, and he thanked us heartily.

As he was walking away, we looked up and saw a white dove in the sky. It flew a long oval all the way around us and then veered off and flew away.

My daughter believed it was an angel.

We got on the bus. When we got off, I looked down and found a bookmark with a quote from Mother Theresa: "We can do no great things. We can do small things with great love."

I found out later that Mother Theresa had died two days before.

My daughter had seen her angel. And I believed that Mother Theresa had sent me this message from Heaven.

Just a little reminder that reality may be larger than we imagine.

The Miracle of the Bus Pass

I can't say whether the white dove was an actual angel or not, but I'm sure it was a sign from God. The word "angelos" in Greek simply means "messenger." So in a sense, anyone or anything might be an angel at any given time.

I don't know if I've actually seen people who were really angels. But I believe they are active all around us. One amazing story involves a humble bus pass and I.D. which I lost out of my fanny pack. Both were in a clear plastic case together, and they probably fell out when the pack was unzipped. I didn't have much money, and it would have been difficult and time consuming to replace the I.D.

One day, I was walking to my apartment. I was on the sidewalk by a different complex a few houses away and "chanced" to glance at the top of the mail boxes by the curb, the top of which were eye level. There lay my plastic case with the bus pass and I.D. intact!

I have no other explanation than that God directed this to happen--possibly through the hands of an angel from Heaven.

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    • Robin Layne profile imageAUTHOR

      Robin Layne 

      12 years ago from Oregon

      AEvans: It may be true that children recognize an angel when they see one. After all, Jesus said, "You must become as children to enter the kingdom of God," and "Of such is the kingdom of God." However, I beg to differ that children are innocent and pure. Just look at the things they do to one another! They can be very cruel. They have to be taught to care for others. Some of them learn it by experiencing such cruelty and learning not to want the same for others. Some react to the cruelty by being all the crueller themselves--and thereby may grow up to be monsters. Sorry to have to say something so negative after this article. But there is hope for everyone, in Christ alone.

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      12 years ago


      Thanks for resonding.. All it takes is a little faith...great story !!!

      MikeQ :0)

    • AEvans profile image


      12 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      That definitely was an angel sent by "God" children know what they say as they are truly innocent and pure. Yes you definitely encountered one and you will truly have many more to come.


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