Angels Unaware

 

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

“Oh, Father, it’s good to be home again.  I thought sometimes that You had forgotten me, Down There.  Two years Up Here doesn’t seem like much, but on earth it can be a long, long time–and it was long, and often hard, for all of us.

When You lifted me up from the earth, just a few minutes ago, it was Sunday, and my Mommy and Daddy were crying, and everything seemed so dark and sad and confused.  And all of a sudden it was bright and clear and happy, and I was in Your arms.  Was it the same way for them Down There, Father?  You can put me down, now; I’m perfectly all right, now that I’m rid of that lump of hindering clay…”

Losing a child is extremely devastating for a parent.  Those of us who have never lost a child can not begin to understand the emotions a parent goes through.  Angel Unaware by Dale Evans Rogers was first published in 1953.  It is a classic as she chronicles the tragedy of losing her daughter, through the eyes of her child.  The child, Robin, tells the story of her short life and the lessons her parents learned as they held her in their arms for such a short time.  She relates all this information to her heavenly Father.  It is a delightful and insightful read.

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