Angel Across the Street from Church
Brokenhearted and filled with anger I stormed out of our youth group meeting. My girlfriend, my only real reason for going to the church youth group on Wednesday night, had broken up with me. Looking back it was such a trivial event, but at that moment, my world had collapsed.
Running into the vacant lot across the street from church, I had to stop. I was tired and winded. I bent over to catch my breath and stop crying. While wiping the tears from my eyes I noticed a man just standing there in the direction I had come from. He had a white shirt and a brown jacket, and other than a friendly face, I can’t remember much else about his appearance.
At first I was a little startled. He came over to me and said, “Girl Trouble?”
I said, “Yeah how did you know?”
He said, “I’ve been watching you, I’ve seen you around church. It’s my job to look after the place.”
At this point I assumed he was a security guard. He and I sat there in that field of rocks and weeds and talked about my girlfriend, and why I should really be going to church.
He said, “I know she’s pretty and fun to be around, but you’ve made your life revolve around her. And it’s not about You and Her. It’s about You and God.”
That line shook me up.
Never had anything made that much sense to me. We walked back over to the church. He told me that I should go back in there and pay attention to what the youth pastor had been working so hard to share with me: the love of Jesus. I asked him if I could talk to him next week, and he told me that instead of talking to him, I should pray, and talk to my pastor. He stood in the foyer as I walked back into the church. I wanted to run back out and thank him, but he was gone.
Still wanting to thank him for taking the time to talk with me, I showed up early the next week, I looked around the church campus, but he was nowhere to be found.
I asked the lady in the office who the security guard was. She was dumbfounded. I then said, “You know, the guy that watches over this place?”
With a smile she said, “Oh we just have the Angels watching over us here.”
Submitted by Jarrod Hahn