12 Dec

There was a storm brewing yesterday. The sky was dark, the ocean was restless and the cold wind had picked-up momentum. Rain drops were beginning to fall, but there was a rainbow at the end of the Jetty and I just couldn’t leave without taking a picture of it. Could I? The beach was deserted, and the waves had already churned-up many pieces of drift wood.

Walking, I knew I’d never make it before the storm hit so I drove my car as near the beach as I could get it. Foolish, I know. I took my pictures and paused to admire the beauty before leaving when I noticed two individuals in the distance, standing on the rocks of the Jetty, just below the rainbow. Where did they come from?

The rain was falling harder so I got in my car, backed it up and started to turn it around when the front tires hit a soft patch, and the more I gave it gas, the deeper the tires went. The spinning had dug deep and spit sand into the wind and onto the car. I was stuck.

What should I do? Even if I called the spousal unit, I had the car – there was no way to help me, so I began walking toward the couple on the Jetty. As I neared them, they turned and started walking my way. “Will you help me?” I yelled into the wind. And, without even so much as a moment of hesitation, they were by my side walking with me toward my stranded vehicle.

Feverishly, they dug out the sand from around both tires and strategically wedged-in large pieces of drift wood beneath the wheels for traction. I should have thought to do that but I panicked. I’m old and sometimes my thoughts don’t process as quickly as they should.

After the woman backed the car out of the rut I’d created, and hugs were met with thankful blessings, I walked away, toward my car. From behind me I heard her yell, “Hey, everything will be all right.” When I turned to acknowledge them, they weren’t there. I looked around but all I saw was the restless ocean. And above the Jetty? Only the storm clouds. The rainbow was gone.

Hebrews 13:2
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.




2 Responses to “JOURNAL ENTRY”

  1. Michele Raffin December 12, 2014 at 8:59 p12 #

    I too have met angels (actually one). Never had the courage to tell anyone because it seemed so unbelievable.

    On another subject, I very seldom read reviews but for some reason was drawn to yours. Thank you for understanding the wonder of birds.

    Michele Raffin
    Pandemonium Aviaries

    • WORDMAN December 12, 2014 at 8:59 p12 #

      This is a rare pleasure! Thank you.

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