Lost In The Dark

A little girls encounter with an angel

When I was 5 years old I was a ‘Brownie’, and I would attend the meetings once a week. Since my troop leader lived next to us, she would bring me home after the meeting. One particular evening, my troop leader came to me and told me that her car was full, and that she could not bring me home so I would have to walk home alone. I was terrified, since I did not know the way to my home. When it was time to leave I walked out the front door, and it was not only dark outside, but it was raining as well. I walked down the sidewalk in the pouring rain, with cars flying by me I stood on the corner in terror when suddenly I felt a warm hand touch mine. I looked up and saw an older man wearing a hat and long coat. He looked down at me and said with a gentle voice, ‘You’re lost, aren’t you,’ and I said, ‘yes,’ then he said, ‘I’ll take you home.’ I told him that I didn’t know where I lived, and He told me not to worry, and with my hand in his, this kind stranger brought me to my home. When he brought me to my front door, he knocked on the door, my parents answered, took me in their arms and hugged me. I told them what had happened, and how this nice stranger brought me home. When I said that, my father said to me, what stranger? When I turned around, there was no one there, it was like he vanished into thin air. My parents told me that I had been touched by an angel. That was 32 years ago, and I still remember the warmth of his hand and his gentle voice as he calmed my fears when I was lost in the dark.