A woman made it to heaven, stooped over from age, her skin was wrinkled and full of age spots yet her eyes were full of joy. The woman was met by an Angel, the angel was young and beautiful, full of life, singing songs of praise. She greeted the woman by name and and hugged her close. The old lady looked at the young angel and said “Do I know you? Why am I naked? Where are you taking me? The angel continued on the path, holding tightly to the woman’s hand and singing softly. As they rounded a corner there stood a giant mirror, the Angel looked to the woman and asked her if she wanted to look back over her life so that she would be able to answer any questions that God had for her? The old lady looked at the young Angel and said “No, I remember everything I’ve ever done wrong, and I’ll answer to God.” The young lady tugged on her hand again and asked softly, are you sure, is there not one thing you need to remember? The old lady answered swiftly, “NO, I know who I am and what I’ve done and when I meet my maker I’ll answer to him.” The Angel sat down near the old lady’s feet and hung her head weeping softly. The old lady looked down at her and said”why are you weeping young lady? The Angel looked at her with eyes full of tears, shoulders slumped, and said, “How can you answer to God for your life if you don’t even remember me?” The old lady looked down at the young Angel, she gazed into her eyes and searched for answers. She looked closely at her and asked, “how do I know you?” The Angel stood up and gently turned the old lady to the mirror, she instructed her to look closely and reminded her not to turn away. The mirror began to appear as if it were smoky, with swirling grey circles and light, and then it stopped. When the swirling stopped the old ladies life began to play. She saw herself enter the world as a baby, she saw her parents laughing and proud, then she saw a young lady who felt very familiar to her begin to walk along side her throughout her life, the young lady would wipe her tears when she cried, hold her hand and jump for joy with her when she was glad, the young lady rocked her children when they cried, she sang songs to her when she was down and she comforted her when she was low. This woman sat with her through every tear and every prayer. She saw the young lady move obstacles from her path, turn people away from her door. The old lady looked from the mirror to the Angel and said “Who are you?” “How is it you are present in all of my memories?” The Angel looked at her and said gently, “I am your guardian Angel, I was assigned to you at birth, we have always had a connection, I was always with you, you belong to me”!
“Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?”Hebrews 1:14 NIVhttp://bible.com/111/heb.1.14.
This is where you count it all joy, that no matter what you are going through, God has made provision for you. Don’t give up, it truly is taken care of. You don’t have to figure it out, you don’t have to compromise your dignity, God has you. You do have a task in this, your task is to keep the faith, don’t give up, don’t stop believing.
“Just as I was with Moses, I will be with you. No one will be able to stop you all your life. I will not abandon you. I will never leave you.”Joshua 1:5 ERVhttp://bible.com/406/jos.1.5.erv