Worry, Sorry & Faith
He assigned a guardian angel to each of them. Deuteronomy 32:8
One day I received an e-mail forwarded from a friend who wrote, “You’ll want to see this one!” Most often I delete the dozens I get each week, but curiosity got the best of me and I opened the attachment. Three animated angels flew in front of me, dancing to music that could have lulled me to sleep. Each angel had a name and a caption: Worry looks around; Sorry looks back; Faith looks up!
The message went on to say, “These three angels are sent to you, yada, yada, yada, send them on, etc., etc.” This is a keeper, I thought, and forwarded it to three friends—one who worries about every little thing, one who obsesses over every decision, and another who is an example of how to live by faith.
During the day I imagined Worry shaking her head and finger at me as I fretted about how I’d be able to get two rooms set up for meetings, make coffee, and order lunch for the Synod Executive Committee while answering four telephone lines!
I pictured Sorry with her head bowed and hands folded, praying for me, “Help Linda figure out she doesn’t have to play God.”
I invited Faith to ride on my shoulders and massage the heaviness and stress with her heavenly hands.
I came to realize that when I trusted God, my own abilities, and other staff members to help me get through a busy day, I could give Worry and Sorry the day off.
Dear Lord, thank you for sending Angels to
watch over us while we work—especially Faith. Amen
Story from “Incidents from the Church Office” Available through http://souly4youbylindagillis.com.