Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Do You Believe In Angels?

Do You Believe in Angels?
Silly question, I know you do!
Last night I had a visit from one....
I was working when a customer came in to dine at the lodge.
He and I were the only one's there at the time. He told me he was from Ancorage, Alaska on his way down to Washington state to move to help with the care of his elderly father now.
He ate and then when he had finished dining he ask if he might bring his cello in and play a few Christmas carols.
By this time my husband, the owners, and another employee had come into the dining room.
The owner, not a Christian, begrudedly agreed to allow him to play and then quickly left.
It was all I could do to keep myself from sobbing when this very quiet, humble man began to play all of the beautiful Christmas carols.
 I felt like the Lord had sent him here just for me.
You see, working in this remote area has been especially hard for me during this Christmas season. There are no churches here, very limited TV access to good programing and my Internet is so limited  I haven't even heard any of the Christmas carols that we often take for granted during this holiday season.
I requested 'Carol of the Bells', just because it's a favourite of mine.
Soon, everyone had left and it was just him and myself again.
Is it any wonder that I felt that the Lord had sent him there just for me?
He played several traditional religious hymns-it was a transporting moment for me.
This man's lone recital felt like a gift from The Lord's very Throne Room.
While I was busy with other work, he very quietly packed up his instrument,
  and when I returned to the dining area he was gone.
I didn't even get to tell him how much his spontaneous concert had meant to me.
I don't truly imagine that this man is really a heavenly being, but I do believe that he was sent from the Lord as a gift to fill a very empty spot in my heart at this time, and I'm so...grateful.
Anyway, hope you don't mind me sharing my sappy  little story with you today.
May this wonderful season be merry and bright for you-Kimberly


  1. I have been away quite a bit from blogland but after reading this I am so glad I chose today to visit you, thank you for this, please be happy, I hate to think of you sad so far from home, this man was truly a gift when you needed it most,

  2. Oh Kimberly, I agree, I am sure God sent him to give you a little bit of Christmas. I find so much beauty in the traditional hymns and carols of Christmas. The music of Christmas is enjoyed by even non-believers and has stood the test of time because it touches the soul. God bless you this Christmas season. Some years it is harder to feel that Christmas joy, but it is always there somewhere.

  3. Kimberly,
    Yes.. I believe in angels, and I believe that stranger is an angel... of the earthly kind.
    Inspired to play carols for you.. to life your heart :)
    May you continue to feel the special glow of that sweet and simple gift, the whole season long.

    Merry Christmas, my friend.


  4. Merry Christmas, Kimberly. Thank you

  5. Oh yes, I believe in angels and I believe that you were visited by one! What a beautiful story, Kimberly, thanks for sharing it. Merry Christmas!

  6. You didn't say "to whom" he asked if he might play...
    I can't help but think,that by agreeing to it & showing Hospitality (if even in your heart, Kimberly)
    Your OBEDIENCE TO THE WORD --opened God's Hand to bless you!

    "Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it."

    I am praying for the JOY of Christmas to fill your heart and life, in what sounds like a dark place spiritually speaking.

    ... Oh, and YES! I do believe in Angels. ;)

  7. ...To Whom...
    by that I mean, perhaps His Father in Heaven?
    Maybe this man, asked His Father for a blessing and God gave him an audience.

    Miracles Abound, if we just open our eyes!

  8. That is just beautiful!!!
    Love,love it...thank you, hugs .

  9. That was such a beautiful story, Kimberly. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Kimberly, this is such a beautiful Christmas story and I'm so glad you felt led to share it with us. It's not really a 'story' but a special moment in time for you. What a blessing this man showed up for you in your loneliness during this season and gave you the gift of Christmas music. I like what Patricia said above. It gave me chills. May God bless you in more special ways this Christmas and may you hold this special musical moment in your heart. Blessings, Pam

  11. Evening Kimberly, that was beautiful, thank you. Angels are all around us.Blessings Francine.

  12. Oh Kim I am soo glad you shared this story! And I believe with my whole heart that the Lord sent him there to you at that moment just so you know how much you are loved! A total God moment! It is always soo amazing to realize we matter so much to Him, and somewhat overwhelming as well. May the true meaning of the season continue to wash over you and keep you full of His joy! HUGS

  13. what a gift and experiences and how it lifted your spirits .. a prayer was answered and all is well again.. God be with you and your sweetheart dear friend.. I know some what your feeling..Keep a song in your heart.. your days move better that way..

  14. Kimberly, this is so beautiful, and I believe in angels ,in all disguises.I hope the empty spot in your heart is filled with love and good wishes from us all out here, the Joy of the Season be there for you and yours. I am trying so hard for this down here, as Hugh continues to have days with severe pain, his spinal problems increase, and yesterday a prayer from a dear friend was answered, as we are going to be given an appt, not just with one, but two different ortho specialists. Your sharing with us gives us all the joy you felt with the stranger filling your heart with music, something so special. Hugs to you both, Jean.

  15. He was sent from above, Kimberly...surely he was! Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas.

  16. What a fantastic gift that the Lord sent to you. That is such a wonderful story I got goosebumps.
    I love these kinds of Christmas stories.
    Thank you for sharing them. I will pray for you, I didn't know it was like that for you.

  17. Oh, what a cherish moment in time. So sweet! Love this story, thanks for sharing. God bless and have a very Merry Christmas.

  18. Your "sappy" story has your sappy friend in tears. Thank you for sharing your blessing with us. I can only imagine how very much it meant to you (and I would not be surprised one day to find that he really was an angel).

  19. What a wonderful, beautiful and touching story, Kimberly. You were indeed blessed and I think there are angels all around us---many disguised as humans. I think your life might have been touched for a particular reason. Blessings. xo Diana

  20. Our blessings do come when we most need them.

    Merry Christmas

  21. Yes I do believe in angels and I think I have helped a few angels get their wings

  22. Kimberly,

    Hey there Sweet friend!
    I sure do believe in angels. Not just during the holiday season, every day :-)

    I love listening to string instruments play. Great music!!!

  23. What a wonderful visit! Yes I believe in angels:)

  24. What a wonderful story, Kimberly. I'm so glad you shared that with us. It gave me goosebumps! :)

  25. That was a beautiful, heartfelt story Kimberly. I'm sorry you're feeling a bit sad, but it's understandable. I've been wondering how you are and decided to stop by and wish you a Merry Christmas and I am glad I found such a lovely, inspirational post. I hope the feelings of joy he gave you last throughout the season.

  26. Oh, Kim, what a beautiful story! Whether this man was an angel or a human vessel, the truth of it is that he was a gift from your Father to bring love and encouragement and beauty. Thank you for sharing this, for now it is a gift to many!

  27. How beautiful....a Christmas miracle! I love stories like this and the joy so many bring to others! Merry Christmas my friend! Hugs, Diane

  28. I'm visiting from Vee's blog and I'm glad I came over to read your story. Very touching, truly an angel bringing to you some much needed magic of the season through his music.
    Christmas blessings from Ontario.

  29. Visiting from Vee's. I think I was meant to come here today. I loved your story. The cello is one of my favorite instruments. My best friend from HS played the cello. Thanks for sharing your story.

  30. It is so sad that there are no churches near you, but church is in your heart. Yes, I agree, this man was sent to you. All I have needed, Thy Hand has provided, great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me.

  31. Angels unaware! I believe it. I have had 2 instances myself. So I believe. I am glad you had your own personal Christmas gift!

  32. What a special gift that was, and how wonderful to know that you KNOW HIm and that you recognize His working in your life!

    Very precious.

  33. This is a beautiful story....ordered by God. Blessings..

  34. This is one of the most heartwarming Christmas stories ever! And to think that you were the one to receive this blessing. What a humbling feeling of God's gift. I'm so glad that you shared this story and that Vee shared the link to read it. Merry Christmas to you.

  35. I popped over from Vee's Blog, and I'm so glad I did! What a beautiful story - God certainly does work in mysterious ways. And yes, I do believe in Angels! Merry Christmas!

  36. This is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Merry Christmas,

  37. Such a beautiful post. I do believe in angels. I also love the Carol of the Bells. Warm greetings to you from Montreal, Quebec. :)

  38. Yes, I do believe in angels and it sounds like one visited you at just the moment you needed one. Merry CHRISTmas!

  39. The longer I live nothing surprises me. I'm so glad you received that gift just when you needed it. It happens to all of us if we are not too busy to see it or hear it. Merry Christmas!


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