The Rosary


I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared. Exodus 23:20

Do you believe in angels? I do. Not the chubby little cherubs with little white wings protruding from their backs that we see depicted on cards and in magazines, but the spiritual beings God created as His messengers to assist, protect, and deliver His people.

Psalm 91:11 says, “For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.” I believe God did that for Earl… and for me.

Every time Earl left on a motorcycle trip, I wondered if it would be the last time I saw him. But this time, it never crossed my mind. Odd when I think about it.

With all my heart I believe that God blocked those thoughts because He knew Earl was going to ride his motorcycle all the way to the other side of eternity.

I believe that God spared me the anxiety of anticipating the reality of his death.

I believe He orchestrated the events of that day to ease Earl’s transition from here to there without causing harm to anyone else.

And I believe He surrounded me with His hand-selected people to comfort me and ease my transition from life with Earl to life without him.

I can’t imagine that God’s handling of Earl’s passing from this world to the next could get any better than that; but it did. As if to assure me that He ushered Earl all the way home, God sent Earl’s riding buddy, Mitchell, back to tell me about an interesting occurrence after Earl went down.

He said a little black lady appeared out of no where and placed a rosary on Earl’s back and prayed for him as he lay sprawled on the Interstate. Then she simply disappeared. He didn’t know where she came from and didn’t know where she went.

The Bible says that sometimes we are not aware that there are angels in our midst. Could she have been an angel? We may never know; but the medics, hospital personnel and funeral home folks made sure that the evidence stayed with him until I received it with the rest of his belongings.

To me, that rosary represents God’s faithfulness to Earl in sending an angel ahead of him to guard him all along the way to the place God prepared for him.

And I believe with all my heart, as a friend reminded me, “Earl is no longer seeing through a glass dimly but has a full view of God and His glory.”

That full view of God and His glory awaits all of us if we only believe.


5 thoughts on “The Rosary

  1. What a testament to God’s faithfulness. Thank you for sharing. What a comfort–I do believe God sends angels when we need them and that there are times when He has put things in place to help you endure the pain that comes our way.

  2. Yes Linda I do believe in angels. As much as I need God couldn’t keep up with me. That’s why we all have angels. I wouldn’t be here today if I didn’t have an angel taking care of me. God is an awesome, caring, loving, and protective God. And I am always thankful for what He does for me and how He takes care of me. Thanks for your messages they inspire me. Love you, Anna Mae

  3. The lady whether earthy or heavenly was an angel. What a comfort & blessing to know that Earl had an angel praying over him as he left this world for his heavenly home. The lady was right where she was supposed to be, doing what God wanted her to do. I agree with you Linda that this kindness was as much for you as Earl. God made sure that Mitchell was with Earl and could tell you what happened and witness an Angel present with Earl. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. Your obedience to God by telling others about Earl’s angel is continuing to show God’s love for us.

  4. That is an awesome story. No, we don’t know the why or the how at this point. But I wonder if, when we do, it will really matter. By then, we will be together with our loved ones. What a solace to know that! You have such insight that many people don’t have. God’s peace is with you. We love you, Friend.

  5. Linda- I have always felt that the Rosary is a very powerful connection to both our Heavenly Father, and His Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. The kindness of the lady to leave it with Earl was her way to, in her belief, see that he had all the help she could offer him in his journey to heaven.

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