In case you haven’t heard the story of LaLa, you can read one of my previous posts-click here. For now, let me introduce you to my angel…
Lala is a 72 year-old shuttle-bus driver at Mississippi State where I go to school. His skin is the color of his dark brown eyes and serves as the perfect contrast for what I tell him is his “crown of splendor attained by a life of wisdom” (Proverbs 16:31)–in other words, his gray hair.
Lala’s real name is Charles Evans, and I could write for days about all the wonderful things that he has taught me, all the ways that he has inspired me, and all the influences that he has made on my life. To say it simply, though, LaLa is one thing to me. Lala is my angel.
The other day, I was walking into the Union, and guess who I saw? Lala! Oh my… My heart grew ten times when I saw him, and I exclaimed, “Lala!” With a smile that stretched from ear to ear and showed his gold tooth off like a trophy, Lala drove away every winter cloud hanging overhead with that one smile.
We came together and hugged, and then Lala did something that he has never done before. He lightly kissed me on the cheek.
Have you ever been kissed by an angel? When kissed by an angel, you see, nothing is impossible anymore. You realize that God really is as good as Jesus says. When an angel kisses you, not only does he or she share with you his or her own love but shares God’s love for you, as well.
Be someone else’s angel. Be a person to show others love. Be someone’s “Lala.” Even then, your own angel will certainly be there waiting to share smiles, words of encouragement, and even sweet kisses on the cheek–waiting to share God’s love for you.