Work for Food

Written by Sister Marie McGuire on Monday, June 25, 2018. Posted in Miracles

Work for Food

Today's Miracle Monday is for all of you who are job hunting right now. This is an experience from Sister Marie McGuire.

It was a beautiful, sun-shiny early summer day in St. Louis County, Missouri, 1959. I was home with my children in the early afternoon. My companion, Harry, was out looking for work.

There was a knock at the back door.

Standing there was a stranger, a neatly dressed elderly man with grayish-white hair and a trimmed beard. He politely asked me if I had anything for him to eat.

I told him I had a pot of beans on the stove. I could give him some bread, beans, and a cup of coffee. He said that would be just fine. I told him that I would prepare his meal for him, but he would have to wait outside because I was alone with my children.

He said that he understood, that it was a nice day outside, and he would sit on the steps. I told my son Mickey to keep an eye on him as I prepared his meal.

I brought him the food and he thanked me. Then he thanked God for the meal. After he finished, he knocked on the door again and handed me the empty cup, bowl, and utensils.

He thanked me and said, “God Bless you and your family for feeding me, and your companion will find work today.”

I took the dishes to the kitchen sink and asked Mickey to watch him to see where he was going. Mickey said, “Mom, he was walking up the hill in the back and then disappeared in the air!” I went outside and my children followed after me as we walked the direction he went. I couldn’t find him, and then Mickey repeated that he disappeared in the air right there at the top of the hill.

My husband came home shortly afterward and told me that he had a job. I told him what just happened.

In Hebrews 13:1-2, Paul writes, “Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: For thereby some have entertained angels unaware.”

So many times we’ve turned away strangers. How many times have angels been turned away? I thank God for this experience. I thank God I fed his angel. I thank God for blessing me and my family and for my husband finding work. Again, I can never thank Him enough for all He has done for my family and me.

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