What if he’s an angel?

April 1, 2013

The other day I emptied my wallet of all its cash and gave it to a homeless man on the street.

“What if he’s scamming you?” my girlfriend asked, shading her eyes against the sun to get a better look at him.

I smiled.

“What if he’s an angel?” I asked her.

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There’s a man standing on the corner
With a sign sayin “will work for food”
You know the man
You see him every morning
The one you never give your money to
You can sit there with your window rolled up
Wondering when the lights going to turn green
Never knowing what a couple more bucks
In his pocket might mean

What if he’s an angel sent here from Heaven
And he’s making certain that you’re doing your best
To take the time to help one another
Brother are you going to pass that test
You can go on with your day to day
Trying to forget what you saw in his face
Knowing deep down it could have been his saving grace
What if he’s an angel

There’s a man
There’s a woman
Living right above you in apartment G
There’s alot of noise coming from the ceiling
And it don’t sound like harmony
You can sit there with your TV turned up
While the words and his anger fly
Come tomorrow when you see her with her shades on
Can you look her in the eye

What if she’s sent here from heaven
And she’s making certain that you’re doing your best
To take the time to help one another
Brother are you going to pass that test
You can go on with your day to day
Trying to forget what you saw in her face
Knowing deep down it could have been her saving grace
What if she’s an angel

A little girl on daddy’s lap
Hiding her disease with a baseball cap
You can turn the channel
Most people do
But what if you were sitting in her daddy’s shoes

Maybe she’s an angel
Sent here from Heaven
And she’s making certain you’re doing your best
To take the time to help one another
Brother are you going to pass that test
You can go on with your day to day
Trying to forget what you saw in her face
Knowing deep down it could have been her saving grace
What if she’s an angel

4 comments on “What if he’s an angel?
  1. I had a similar experience. I was all dressed up and my car ran out of gas on the freeway. Really busy area. I was so afraid. I closed my eyes and prayed. When I opened them there was a very young cop behind me, he had a special car that pushed me to a gas station. Somehow, without any power steering or braking I maneuvered the car into the gas station at a miraculously open pump and got gas. That’s when I saw him. The homeless man propped against the building. I laughed out loud at God..and said, “Okay God, I hear you”. So I went inside and bought the homeless man a gift card that he could use in the gas station to buy food and coffee. When I went to speak to the man and hand him the card, he looked at me with the bluest eyes I had ever seen…I felt I was seeing the face of God on Earth. When people say there is No God or No results from prayer…I know them to be very wrong.

  2. Angels all around us. If only we would open our eyes to see them.
    Shelley, you walk through life with open eyes. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Jennifer Comet Wagner says:

    Wow,this really made me think. The main reason I usually look the other way, is because these things are so sad, I don’t like to acknowledge that they exist. But I’m going to try to remember this.

  4. Ellen Dolgen says:

    Such a powerful message. We should always remember to “do unto others,” anyway, particularly for those less fortunate. Yet its something so many of us don’t take time out for. But you’re right – you never know what life will throw at you…thanks for your words!

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