Jasmine's Place Issue No. 19 - September/October 2017 - Page 25

I contacted the landlord, but he didn't know anything about them. It seemed incredible... Was she an angel? As we looked forward to the Christmas holiday, I watched out for our neighbor and her little girl. I had a special gift for each of them. But I hadn't seen them again after that fateful night. So I went up to their flat and peeked in through the window. The place was empty, as if nobody had even been there. I contacted the landlord, but he didn't know anything about them. It seemed incredible; I wanted to thank them again. The more I thought about it, I remembered she had said they wouldn’t be home and would be out of town that night. Why had they come back, and where had they gone? I realized their short stay had possibly saved us all in an old house that could have gone up in flames so quickly. A Thanksgiving Day doesn't go by that I don’t think of the young mother and her entrance and exit. I know God brings many people into our lives for various reasons. Was she an angel? Perhaps. Each Thanksgiving I continue to remember an old house with young children, and that unforgettable night. I especially give thanks for the messengers He sent, allowing us to celebrate many more Thanksgiving Days together… a special blessing from Him. “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing, some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it." Hebrews 13: 2 NIV Copyright, Diane Dean White 2001 and 2013 Diane is the author of over three-hundred short stories, and her book On a Summer Night was released in October and is available on Amazon. Visit Diane on her website at www.DianeDeanWhite.com. She loves to ma ke new friends, send her a friend request on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/diane.d.white. 75?ref=tn_tnmn JASMINE'S PLACE 25