7-year-old Janey answered the door to find a lovely woman asking directions. It would have been impossible to cross the muddy yard without dirtying her shoes. But this woman stood on the porch with the shiniest white shoes Janey had ever seen.
Years later when Jane became a Christian, she felt sure this was an angel sent to spare her.
But God didn’t always spare little Janey, and that’s a mystery that troubles most of us.
Yet Jane, who lived that mystery, has a peace about it all. She knows she’ll have a shiny white eternity, and that is more than enough for her.
Sometimes we struggle with things intellectually that are only fully understood by elite saints who have experienced them in real life. And those people are our angels, sent to tell us that God's love is shiny white and able to carry us over the muddiest of mysteries.
**********I have lost touch with the saint in this devotion--my sweet friend, Jane Butler (wife of COL Steve Butler). If anyone knows her, please let her know I'd love to reconnect. Thanks, Gail
Some pertinent Scripture passages related to angels:
Matthew 18:10; Hebrews 1:14
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