It was a cold night in the city. The two of them stood in the alley looking into the dumpster at the new born infant that had been tossed away as if she were trash. "Oh my" said Gabriel as he saw the little girl who was not even one hour old. " What should we do" asked the beautiful Angel standing to his left. "Wait " answered Gabriel, " The Lord said to wait so the mother has a chance to change her mind."
As they waited with the infant in that cold dark alley, the Angels comforted her spirit so she wouldn't be afraid. They knew it wouldn't be long now, her breathing was becoming labored and her tiny body quivered against the cold. Finally she took her last breath and the huge Angel called Michael gathered the tiny child into his powerful arms. "Do not worry little one, we are taking you to the Lord". The gentleness in his powerful voice was startling. The two powerful Angels wept, but not for the child, for the mother who had thrown away the precious gift that this child was intended to be.
When the young woman showed up at the clinic it was obvious that she was in her third trimester but it was still legal to abort the pregnancy, however, the doctor was not comfortable with performing such a late term abortion. As she was leaving the clinic one of the nurses ran out after her and hurriedly handed her some pills. She told the young woman to take them 2 hours apart to induce a spontaneous abortion. Her husband was out of town looking for a job, as he had been for the last 3 months, so she would be home alone that night. She did as the nurse instructed but to her horror the baby was alive when it came out of her body . It was so tiny and surely it couldn't live. She quickly wrapped the infant in old news paper and quietly went down the stairs and out the back door. she walked down the alley a few blocks and placed the bundle of newspaper in a trash dumpster then hurried back home. She was shaken to her core she hadn't expected an actual baby that was alive and softly crying. What was she to do? she couldn't afford a child now. They were barely getting by as it was.
Michael arrived at the throne of Heaven and gently placed the the precious delivery in to the hands of God. As The Almighty smiled sadly at the infant and hugged her close to his heart, He spoke saying " You, my child, were meant to bring great blessings to the woman who threw you away. You were the one that would have cared for her in her old age. Now she shall have no one to love her when she is old and frail". A tear fell from the eye of God as He said " She has thrown her blessings away".
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