THE ANGELS DANCED
Dawn was just breaking over the horizon. The sun, still hidden below the red rocks sent arrows of gold through the rose and peach sky. As I bowed my head to greet the morning I saw a sight of such majesty and glory that I couldn’t believe my eyes. Ringed around the rocks, floating in the air, were beings of light, angels of God.
I can never fully describe their breathtaking beauty. Their white wings, tipped in gold, softly beat the air. Their robes moved in the breeze, shimmering and sparkling as if made from fairy dust. Light radiated from their finger tips and their faces glowed from within. Tears came to my eyes as I realized what I saw. My heart beat wildly in my chest drowning out all sound. Then, as a mother calms and comforts a baby with a lullaby, the angels began to sing. The air around me vibrated with a magical humming sound as a feeling of blessed peace washed over me. I somehow knew this was the music of the stars. God why have you chosen me?
Their song turned to words and they spoke as one. I heard, “Earth is a scared place protected by the angels. Be still, fear not and only just believe. We have been here from the beginning of time and will protect this sacred place for eternity. Tell the children we are watching. They are not here by accident. They have been chosen to be here.
Then as one, they danced and praised God. Can you imagine I danced with the angels! While I listened and watched in awe and wonder the sun broke over the rocks and blinded me with it’s golden glow. I blinked my eyes and they were gone. This moment in time changed my life forever.
By Jane Sehl Johnson