I love May! I love the hope of summer lying wait in those dew covered blades of grass each morning. I love the way the higher the sun rises in the sky the more I feel the kisses of sunshine on my arms and face. I love it! I love that it practically beckons summer to arrive...quickly!
I know there are those that hate the heat and hate the mercury rising above the one-hundred degree mark. I am not one of those people. I say use that hairspray...burn up that ozone and let the heat arrive and stay! LOL! Okay, so maybe that's a bit harsh...suffice to say, I like it WARMer!
I like May for another reason too. May is when we saw the angel.
You see a friend of mine at the college I was attending (all those years ago), was very depressed. She was at a point of despair and I was afraid she would try to take her own life. I walked out onto campus late one night to find her. There is the middle of our campus, was a large ROCK, and sitting atop that rock with tears streaming down her face was my friend.
I wish I could say I arrived tentatively, but if you know me at all, you know I am NOT tentative. I am bold. God made me bold...no apologies, I arrived boldly! I began to tell her all the reasons that her line of thinking was not in line with what God wanted. We were both believers and attended a Bible Study together weekly, so I knew she understood.
We began to pray for protection and HELP from God and I am not sure how much longer til we both felt this peace settling over us and as we looked up from our perch upon that rock, there was a heavenly being that I can only describe as an angel. He was BIG...probably 11-12 feet tall and he towered above our rock. He was white...meaning his whole person was white. He was STRONG and big and mature, but not old. I don't remember if he said anything aloud but he brought with him a peace and a feeling of intense love. It was as though we were among the holy of Holy's and this angel was our guide. To this day it brings tears to my eyes.
I've shared this story only a handful of times because it seems so surreal and...well...ridiculous. But I can assure you it DID happen. I saw this angel and remember it as if it were yesterday. I thank GOD that He cares enough that he would allow this intervention to happen just the way it did. I believe God still does this today. I don't think I could serve a God who spoke of all this power in his Spirit but never showed us that power.
I hope this day brings you hope of the GREATNESS of a GOD that loves you enough to intercede however He desires...on your behalf.