Lent 2021: Angels Among Us by Judith Watkins
“Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing
-Hebrews 13: 2
March 7, 2021
Angels Among Us
One day I decided to go grocery shopping at Aldi’s in Oxon Hill, Maryland. As I entered the aisle, there was a basket blocking my path. I said, “Excuse me,” to a man who turned around. His eyes were piercing. He looked through me as though I was invisible, and he did not respond. I made a mental note to avoid another
encounter with him.
As luck would have it, when I approached the checkout counter the same man was in the inappropriate line. Just as I was about to correct him, a second man ahead of me cautioned; “don’t engage with him.” The two men exchanged a few words and the first man moved to the appropriate line. I asked the second man, “why
did you tell me not to talk to him”? He responded, “because you have on a hat that says, Blessed 24:7. I know you are blessed and the Holy Spirit told me to help you.”
During this Lenten season you will meet angels, wingless creatures without halos, disguised as people.
Angels take any form God wants them to have in your life.
Prayer: Dear God, thank you for the guardian angels in my life. Amen
Sister Judith Watkins
The members and friends of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church
have written their devotions and reflections on the impact of the season of Lent
in their lives. Each testimony in the booklet is a personal reflection of their experiences.
We welcome you on this journey with us as we discuss our sacrifices and hope
that some aspect of the scripture, reflections, or prayers will inspire you as you
experience the season.
Read along with us each day or download the book to read along with us offline. May God bless and keep you throughout this season of reflection.