As a Christian writer, I like to explore stories that will interest my readers. Through the years of writing and speaking to groups, I found many people interested in stories of encounters with angels. So, based on events in my life, I wrote this fictional piece. Someday, it might appear as part of a future book. But for now, I hope you enjoy this two-part story about an angel in disguise.
Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.Hebrews 13:2
Part One – Angels
The boarding area echoed with the chaos of many voices. “I can’t wait to get going.” said one man.
“How much longer do we have to wait?” asked a young girl.
“Stop fidgeting,” her mother replied.
“I don’t want to leave granny behind,” sobbed another child. “Who will take care of her while we are gone?”
“I’m scared,” said another man.
No matter the emotions, the din rose and retreated in waves. A woman clutched a baby and held the hand of a young boy as she stood by the window. A bead of sweat rolled down her cheek. Her eyes darted around the room but found nothing familiar. Finally, a voice crackled above as a hush fell over the group. “We will begin boarding shortly. Those who need help or are traveling with small children may board at this time,” the monotone voice said. Scratching and scraping drowned out the voices as people began to move. “Please form an orderly queue,” the gate agent reminded the group. Footsteps squeaked over the dirty floor. The travelers gathered their belongings and pushed forward.
The woman pulled on the boy’s arm as they moved towards the gate. His face flushed as a tear escaped down his cheek. “Tickets and passports please,” the gate agent said.
“Here,” came the only words as she handed them over. The woman also produced a large, brown envelope. “Do you need to see this too?” she asked.
“No, ma’am. You will need those papers when you land in Montreal. Then, when you get there, someone will direct you,” the agent added with a smile.
The small family labored up the steps up to the DC-10 for the twelve-hour flight to a new life. Susan dreamt of this new beginning since she was a little girl. During World War Two, a chance encounter during the Blitzkrieg in Belfast had planted the idea in her young mind. But for now, fear and excitement electrified her nerves as she found their seats on the plane. She offered a small smile of reassurance to her son, David, as she settled him into the seat. Then, setting the baby on a seat, Susan placed the carry-on bags above the seats. “Don’t worry, Maggie,” she whispered to the baby. “Daddy will be waiting for us when we land,” she cooed to the small girl.
Since Maggie was only one year old, she did not get her own seat. So Susan hoped the seat next to David would stay open so they could spread out. But just as they settled, a woman approached their row. “I think one of these is my seat,” she said.
“Oh, okay. Let me move the baby,” Susan said.
“What a cute baby. And, young man, are you helping to take care of your Mum?” she asked.
“Yes, I am,” said David.
“Wonderful. How old are you?” the lady asked.
“I am seven years old,” David said with a smile.
Speaking to Susan, the lady added. “You have a lovely family. Hi, my name is Patsy. Are you traveling alone?”
“Yes, I am meeting my husband in Canada. We’re immigrating to Canada. He moved there several months ago to prepare the place for us. Oh, and my name is Susan. And this is David and Maggie.”
“Are you looking forward to your new life?” Patsy asked.
“I have dreamt of moving to North America since I was a young girl, so I am looking forward. But, it is just hard leaving my parents and other family members behind. I don’t know when we will get back again to see them,” Susan said.
Soon, the plane began to move with a jerk. Susan glanced over her son’s head to peek outside. Gray dampness hung over the spring morning. The Cave Hill, beyond the city center, disappeared into the mist as the plane taxied down the runaway. Then, with a jolt, the earth fell away below the window. Before long, the quilt of green fields that made Ireland famous vanished beneath the clouds. Pushing back into the seat, Susan slowed her breathing and closed her eyes. The face of her Mum appeared in her mind. The warmth of the tears on her cheek surprised Susan. “Lord, please be with my mum and my dad as I move away. Please allow me to see them again someday. Thank you for the opportunity to fulfill my dreams,” Susan whispered as the aircraft lifted higher into the sky.
Patsy leaned over and whispered in Susan’s ear. “Don’t worry; I think you will see your parents again someday. I heard your prayer. When you trust God, He can make all things possible. You just have to trust Him.”Angel in Disguise – Have you ever met an angel in disguise? I would love to hear your stories. Click To Tweet
Come back next week to read the rest of the story about an angel in disguise
Grace and Peace to you,
Yvonne M. Morgan is a Christian #author, #blogger, and #speaker. #BibleGatewayPartner
Matthew 28:19 “Therefore, GO and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”
19 thoughts on “Angel in Disguise”
Wish I cold regale you with tales of angels past, but while I’m certain God has sent many to protect, guide, and help me in my life, I can’t point to a supernatural event when one was revealed to me. As soon as I read your title though, my adopted mama’s favorite verse came to mind. And to now surprise, you delivered my friend. Mom used to always remind us to “greet the world with a smile because we never know when we might be talking to an Angel.” She would quote Hebrews 13:2 whenever we were about to walk into a new place or meet a new customer. Thank you for giving me a warm hug with your words this morning ma’am.
I am so glad it brought warm memories to you. This post was something different from my usual and I was not sure what to expect. Just following the nudges that can come from above. May you feel the Lord’s warmth all day today too. God bless.
No fair! You’ve piqued my curiosity and I have to wait a week for the rest!
Yvonne, thank you for sharing this blessed story today.
I am glad you enjoyed it. Have you encountered an angel? God bless.
I believe there are angels God places in our lives for various reasons. That makes me happy.
Makes me happy too. It shows how much God loves us also. Thanks Melissa and God bless
Oh Yvonne, I loved this story! Your vivid descriptions drew me right in as I imagined myself with the travelers and wondered at their unexpected travel mate. May God bless your work and the lives of all those you touch! May His angels encamp around you.
Thank you Melissa. It was fun writing something different. I am glad I accomplished my goal in this piece. I am glad to see you doing some writing again too. I pray some things in your life have settled down. Praying for you and your family. God bless
This is beautiful! I love the idea that angels are all around us. Who knows if we’ve met one or meet one daily?
Amen. Someday, we will see all this more clearly and I think we will be surprised how many we have encountered. Thanks Jessica. God bless
Our family had two rescues that we know were miraculous. The police identified both as such, and credited angela with the miracles.
#1 Our twelve year old daughter was walking to the store a short distance from our home and crossed the road without seeing the speeding car coming from further up the road. Two blocks away from our home, I heard the screech of tires and knew it had to be my girl. I ran toward the sound, and the police arrived just as I did. From behind her, our daughter had felt something push her down onto the street. As a result, she skidded across the concrete on her face and shoulder with her eyes clenched shut. When she opened her eyes, the car tire had stopped right in front of her face and had NOT run over her head. The police measured the skid marks and tallied it with the speed the driver said they were going — about fifteen miles an hour faster than they designated speed. The police said something invisible had pushed her down. No people were there, and something invisible had stopped the speeding car. They were incredulous and called it miracle, perhaps angels had intervened.
Amazing. What a blessing to hear such stories. Gos is so good to us. I pray God continues to protect you and your family in such miraculous ways. Thanks Melinda.
#2, The next encounter with the bizarre and invisible lifesavers came when my husband and I were driving in tight fast-moving traffic. All of a sudden someone far up the line of fast moving cars slammed on the brakes. This created a domino effect of everyone slamming on their brakes. When my husband hit the brakes, I looked up and realized that we would either rear-end the car right in front of us, or we would tangle with the semi truck on our right, either option deadly. An accident couldn’t be avoided.
My husband decided to try to squeeze between the car and the semi. He did not hit the car, but the semi began tearing through the right side of our car — my side. As it ground through the metal, the windows began to pop. I closed my eyes and bent low to shield myself from the glass particles falling all around me. All of a sudden the screeching noise stopped and all grew quiet. It felt like we were floating. Somehow our car had been lifted and attached to the side of the semi.
As the truck slowed, we gently were lowered to the ground and rolled forward ahead of the semi, coming to a stop. My husband and I jumped out of the car and ran around to hug one another, jumping up and down and praising God. The police arrived and called it a miracle. They didn’t know what could have lifted our car off the ground and attached it to the semi, but it had happened. And then, something detached our car when it was safe. A miracle, perhaps angels had done it, they said. The truck driver and the police were amazed.
Wow. Beautiful memories for those difficult times when we think God might be far away. He does take such great care of us even if we do t see it. God bless
Can’t wait to see what happens next. Our angels let us know God sees us.
Amen Nancy. Thanks and God bless
Love this story, Yvonne. Can’t wait to read more about Susan and Patsy. A dear lady, pastor’s wife, and godly woman, has had encounters with angels. Once at the foot of her bed in the middle of the night. He husband went to heaven years ago. And I have often told her she should write a book. I graduated from high school with her son. I love hearing stories both fictional and real of entertaining angels unaware!
I pray she writes a book, I love reading them too. They provide a way to really feel God’s presence. Thanks Karen and God bless.