I work third shift so when I come home it is still dark outside. Every morning for the past couple of months there has been an old man walking along
the side of the road not far from where I live. I figured it was some poor soul having to walk to work every morning. Even though it was dark and he
couldn't see me he always through up his hand in a gesture saying "hi" as I passed him by.
I had thought about stopping and offering him a ride several times, but then decided that wouldn't be a good idea.
I'm a female, all alone, and he could be some kind of lunatic that would try to kill, or rob me.
One morning last week as I was coming home the temperature was in the upper 20s. It was really cold! I had been thinking about this man on my way
home. I knew he would be on the road, as he was EVERY morning.
I hated to pass him by with it being so cold so I decided I would stop this time.
Once I approached him I stopped (I live on a lonely two-lane road) and asked where he was going?
He said in a very friendly manner, "Nowhere. I'm just out walking looking at the beautiful earth, and pretty women." Then he laughed.
I said, "Oh, it's too cold to be out walking this time of the morning! I was going to offer you a ride. Well, I hope you enjoy your walk."
He said, "Nah! It's not too cold. But, thank you, Sweetheart."
I smiled and pulled away.
I haven't seen that man since that morning.
Was this an angel? Was I being tested by God? There's a verse in the Bible somewhere about helping the poor. I can't think of the verse, or it's
location at this time. Or something about, "Whatsoever you do unto them, ye do unto me." I know that's not the words. Maybe someone here can help me
out with the correct bible verses?
ETA: I found the bible verse. It is Matthew 25:40...
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
Questions have been going through my mind because I haven't seen him since that morning, and he was ALWAYS there before.
Did I talk with an Angel?
What do ya'll think?
edit on 12/16/2012 by sled735 because: add bible verse.