The Unpaid Debt

I believe that the universe is filled with orchestrated synchronicities. There are challenges, along with delightful moments that come into your life for a reason. And, then there are some people that sit next to you on an airplane and make your jaw drop. Today was that day.

I was flying from Austin to Dallas/Fort Worth and was greeted by a bubbly woman named Amy, as she took the seat next to mine. I had just purchased the book "When Will the Heaven Begin" in the airport bookshop, and I could see that she was holding a book, too. I asked her what she was reading, and she did the same. I told her that I was a clairvoyant and a medium, and that I enjoyed reading books about near death experiences. ...And, then our conversation took off (literally!).

I started exchanging stories with Amy, but there was one that stood out from the rest. She told me that she had been married previously and that her husband at the time had sold his truck, a tan colored Chevy Cheyenne, to an older gentleman in town, Willie. Willie couldn't afford much, so they set up a payment plan. The truck would cost him $750, and he would make payments to Amy's husband each week until it was paid off. Willie made the first few payments, but then the man and his truck rode off into the sunset. Years went by, Amy and her husband moved across town and the truck and unpaid debt became a distant memory. But, one Tuesday morning that all changed.

Amy was home alone when she saw the Chevy Cheyenne parked in front of their house. Then, Willie came to her door. He asked Amy if she remembered him and said that he wanted to talk to her for a few minutes. She invited him in. He said that he was thirsty and asked if she could bring him some sweet tea, so she did. Then, he said that he was hungry and wondered if it would be too much to ask for a cheese sandwich. Amy obliged. He took a few bites and then began to explain why he was there. He said "I am a man of my word" and I want to bring you all of the money that I have. He knew that he owed more, but the $250 that he had in his hand was everything left to his name. Amy explained that she didn't want to take the only money that Willie had, but he insisted. He handed Amy the money and before he left, he had one last request. Willie couldn't read, but he had a worn and tattered bible with him. He asked Amy if she could read a few specific passages to him, Psalm 21 and Hebrews 13:2:

"Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it."

Amy kindly agreed and shared a special moment with Willie. After the reading, he got in the truck and drove away. Amy wondered how Willie had even found them, because they had moved into a different house across town years earlier. But, she told her husband that Willie had been by and that he brought them money. Later that week Amy's husband told her to pick up a copy of the paper. She opened the obituary section and to her surprise saw that Willie had passed away that Monday, one day before he had come to pay her a special visit.

How did Willie know where Amy and her husband were living? Why had he asked her to read those specific bible passages? I believe that the visit between Willie and Amy that day was Divine. And, as Hebrews 13:2 states, you may be showing hospitality to angels without knowing it.