Last night I had a dream. I dreamed I was cleaning. After a while I noticed that part of my dustpan was missing. It was down below near the edge of the riverbank. In order to get it I had to pass through a narrow downhill path along the riverbank. The path was very steep. Without much second thoughts I immediately went down to get the part of the dustpan. But when I reached three steps down I lost my balance and fell right to the raging waters of the muddy river. The fall was high. As I was on the air I felt so helpless. I just took a deep breath and said, "God I now let go. My fate is in your hands. Everything depends on You now." As I fell on the water, I managed to rise to the surface and stayed afloat and tried to swim towards the riverbank. Yet, the current was so strong my efforts were all in vain. I was carried further to the center. Fear took hold of me. I thought that was already the end of me. However, suddenly a strong hand grabbed my right forearm. I looked to see who it was. It was a brown-skinned man swimming alongside me. He just came out of nowhere. His grip was comforting and somehow was telling me I would be saved. No matter how strong the current amidst the raging waters he managed to bring me to the edge of the riverbank. When I was safely brought back to my family who was waiting at the side of the river, he disappeared immediately the way he appeared. His presence made me curious. I thought, he might be just around looking at me always; and when he saw me in danger he rushed to my help. Then I asked a friend about him, of who he was. A friend just told me he was his cousin. I doubt it though because deep in my heart I believed he was no ordinary human being. He did not talk. He just looked at me as if he knew me and his stare seemed to say, I care for you. His presence was also very comforting. And though after he saved me I glanced at him from afar before he was gone, I felt he would just be around looking after me. When we look at the raging river again; it was already so calm and clear. They said it was just due to the rains that the water became muddy and raging. Now it was so calm you could clearly see the stones. It was still deep yet so calm. I felt so at peace looking at that river which almost took my life. And happy at the same time that there is always someone looking after me.
Though it was just a dream, it seemed so real to me. What if that person did not arrive? What would happen to me? Shall I die in my dream? I don't know. I don't know. One thing is clear for me. I called on God, and He sent an angel to save me. I also interpret that dream as, when I am in trouble I just have to call on God because He always answer and will always send someone who is going to help me. And whatever troubles I will be in, it would not last. The serenity it brings after I conquer it is so refreshing to my soul. God would never ever leave me. I believe that was my first physical encounter with my guardian angel, whom my God sent. Have you had any encounter with your angels too?
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