My experience happened the day before Valentine’s Day. I was out on the road on a business trip.
In a motel that night, I was saying my prayers. I was telling God that I knew that the next day was Valentine’s Day. I was saying that for the first time, I had hoped, for, or wished, or had anxiety over, not having a boyfriend in my life. I knew that I wasn’t going to receive flowers or anything like that. As I spoke, it just came out that God was going to be my valentine that year. I realize that being close to Him was really what mattered.
I fell asleep. It was raining the next morning when I woke. It was about eight o’clock. I was just slightly awake, laying there, listening to it rain.
Suddenly, I felt someone tucking me in on my left side. Of course, it was quite a shock! Then, in a split second, I heard a flapping of wings above me. Whatever it was landed on the right side of me. In that instance, I opened my eyes.
To the right of me was this tremendous bright, white light. It was so overwhelming, so powerful, so bright. I just lay there, frozen in amazement. As this was happening, I could feel it loving me. I could actually feel the angel’s love for me.
Then, I heard something being said. I couldn’t make it out. It was like the angel was trying to say something to me. After that, the light (that I somehow knew was an angel energy) became thinner and disappeared.
I realized that in actuality, God was sending a message to me in response to my prayer the night before. I really think that God was saying was, “I love you. I am here for you.”
He was comforting me and tucking me in. I can’t explain it any better than that. It was like an angel of passage for me.
When I heard the wings and saw the bright white light, the loving, the beauty of it, all, the immensity; I knew that it was an angel from God. It was confirmation of God’s love for me, that we are here together. I am not alone. None of us are here alone.
Excerpt from Angel Power, Angel Love. Other books by Billye are The Essence of Loving and Women Pioneers in 12 Step Recovery.