And Then There Was Light

A man knelt to pray one night.  He asked God to send him an angel to guide him through the tough time he was going through.

His wife had taken to being ill and was bed-ridden with her sickness.  Months had gone by and her condition improved, but she had a long way to go before her recovery would be complete.   

God heard the man’s prayer and sent an angel to the foot of his bed that night.  The angel told him that he had been blessed with the gift of hope.  And that he should take this gift and spread it around to all who needed it more than him.

So the next day, the man began spreading the message of hope and telling people that hope would guide them when they lost their way.  From spreading this message, the man began to smile a little bit more and when tending to his ill wife she saw a brighter smile on his face.  And because of this, she felt a little better.

But he became weary by the end of the day and before he went to sleep that night, he knelt and prayed, asking God to send him an angel to guide him through the fatigue he felt.

God heard the man’s prayer and sent a different angel to the foot of his bed that night.  The angel told him that he had been blessed with the gift of helpfulness.  And that he should take this gift and use it to make other people’s lives easier.

So the next day, the man began lending a hand with the neighbors’ chores, making his workload even more stressful.  But the people he helped said thank you and when tending to his ill wife she saw how cheerful he was for how tired he seemed.  And because of this, she felt a little bit stronger.

But he became worried by the end of the day and before he went to sleep that night, he knelt and prayed, asking God to send his wife an angel to guide her through her continuing recovery.

God heard the man’s prayer and sent a different angel to the foot of his bed that night.  But the angel still appeared to him, not to his wife, and the angel told him that he had been blessed with gift of light.  And that he should take this gift and spread it around to all who needed it more than him.

The man asked the angel how he was to spread the gift of light to others.  The angel told him that when he spread the gift of hope to others, he discovered happiness inside himself that he passed on to his wife.  When he spread the gift of helpfulness to others, people said thank you to him and he was filled with joy which made his wife stronger.

Then the angel told him spreading the gift of light required nothing more than doing what he had already done.  And by simply taking each day and addressing the tasks before him, he helped others to see that with faith, all trials can be overcome.

Because he had listened to the angels, the man learned that everything he needed to make it through this difficult time in life he already had within himself.  But it wasn’t until he closed his eyes that he received the ability to see this … much like the gift of light makes everything around us visible.

And all of this happened because he believed in angels.

One response to “And Then There Was Light

  1. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you.

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