I first heard the song, “Angels Among Us,” at a Saturday morning Mass. I am not really a music buff, but from the first note, the lyrics and the melody struck a deep chord in me, and I knew this would become one of my all-time favorites. “I’ve got to have a copy of that song,” I told myself as I drove home from church that day, but since I wasn’t certain of the title nor did I know the name of the recording artist, I wondered if I could track it down. I had long been in the habit of praying for EVERYTHING, so naturally my thoughts turned to my great Provider. “Lord, please help me to find that song,” I implored as I got closer to home.
Not more than ten minutes after I arrived home and was reaching for a cup of coffee, the doorbell rang. “Funny,” I thought, “no one usually visits this early in the day.” I opened the back door to an unfamiliar woman holding a bud vase with a single red rose in it. It wasn’t anyone’s birthday nor any red-letter day at our house, so I assumed that maybe she was at the wrong address.
“Mrs. Barry?” she asked.
“Yes,” I replied, as she handed me the flower and then reached into her pocket. “The rose is for you, and so is this little extra gift. The name of the donor is on the enclosed card. Have a nice day.”
She smiled warmly and then left as suddenly as she’d arrived, but I stood at the door, awe-stricken and amazed. Why? It wasn’t the rose that stupefied me, nor the card that was simply signed, “Love, Stephanie” (my sister-in-law). It was the little extra gift that threw me for a loop—a cassette tape with a single recording on it—“Angels Among Us.” God had answered my prayer in less than fifteen minutes. Prior to that time, not a soul on His green earth, including Stephanie, knew I had just heard that song for the very first time and prayed I would find a copy of it! The Scriptures testify that God hears our prayers before we even utter them and that He knows all the desires of our hearts. All He needed was an earthly angel to deliver the goods. Thank God for Stephanie who heeded the call! Now, not only do I adore that song, but I have a more vivid realization of its message. Indeed, there are “Angels Among Us.”