Wednesday, February 4
Tonight, while I was at home watching TV, something very strange occurred. It is about 11pm and the house is pretty well dark. Out of nowhere, a small hispanic gentleman start knocking on the door and ringing the door bell. I am not expecting anyone especially this late. I open the door and ask him what is going on. He starts talking very quickly about it being cold outside, going to the shelter, and then asks me for a blanket. I am very puzzled by his behavior and told him to wait a minute. Kristi is freaking out because she can hear what is going on from the couch. I shut the door and went into our closet and grabbed an old blanket and told Kristi what was happening. I opened the door again and handed the man the blanket to which he was very appreciative. He jabbered some more about things being better if people did more of this which confused me more. I told him to have a good night and shut the door. Still a little confused at this point, I walked into the bedroom and watched the guy wrap himself up in the blanket and walk down the street and out of sight. I, then, walked outside because I heard my neighbor moving his truck. He told me he saw the guy walk straight up to my door and then walk straight out of the neighborhood. My neighbor thought we knew the guy and thought nothing of it until I told him I have never seen him before and told him what happened. He thought it was really weird. I now have no idea what to make of the whole situation. My human side tells me to be on guard and be concerned about the true intentions of the visitor. Was he scoping out my house? Did he intend to break in? Scary questions. My redeemed side thinks that Hebrews 13:2 in motion. The author here tells us that we need "not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares." So again, I do not know what happened tonight. I do know that God's mystery is just that, His. And his grace is sufficient in all strange encounters. Entertain in grace and peace.