While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.
~Angela Schwindt

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Am I an Angel on an Errand??

I stumbled upon this poem that I just loved and wanted to share it.

She wept as she knelt beside her bed;
"Father, please hear my prayer," she said.
I need a friend, I feel so alone,"
Her prayer was soon ended by the sound of the phone.
"Hello, I hope I'm not bothering you at all,
But I suddenly felt the need to call.
"The loneliness soon faded away
As a bond of sisterhood was strengthened that day.
A heart cried out, A prayer was heard,
Because an Angel heeded a call to serve.
One Sister sat at her desk with a pen
Working on a lesson for church again.
Week after week she faithfully prepared,
But she wondered, "Does anyone really care?"
"I'm doing my best to answer my call,
But am I making any difference at all?"
What joy she found in the mail that day
when a note of gratitude came her way.
"Just want you to know we appreciate
your wonderful lessons-- they are so great!"
That simple note was such a gift,
She had really needed that little lift.
She was blessed by an angel who had taken time
to write a note so sweet and kind.
Another was feeling completely run down;
She felt overwhelmed as she looked around
at the dishes and laundry and dinner still to make
and knew this was the day she would finally break!
Then a knock at the door, a friend stopping by
"I was thinking of you, thought I'd come to say 'Hi.'
"The tears welled up, the friend jumped in,
She washed all the dishes, got some laundry put in.
She helped make the dinner, gave a hug,
then went on her way;
Another Angel was on errand that day.
So many lives, So many needs,
So many Angels who do thoughtful deeds.
When promptings come, let us never fail
To heed them quickly, for we can never tell
When our Errands as Angels will be a part
Of an answer to prayer in a Sister's heart.
by: Laurie Dukes
I wasn't able to attend church today because Baby Boy was SICK!!
But I like to find these kind of poems that are full of encouragement and hope.
Might everyone be sensitive to the spirit so that we can all help someone
else in need, and to do it quickly because you never know....

1 comment:

  1. I love this poem!!! I love the thought of being an instrument in God's hands, and being in tune with the Spirit enough to answer another's prayer.

    Thanks for posting this! Sorry you were home with a sick kid today - that's never fun.


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