Small Things, Great Love
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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