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In Martha Beck’s book, “Expecting Adam” she tells about the experience of being the mother of a child with Down Syndrome. Often there were frustrating moments when she confronted prejudices against her son, from colleagues, neighbors and even doctors.
Brett Hart’s short story, “The Luck of Roaring Camp,” is a tale of a tough, lawless mining camp out west. In the late 1880’s a miner discovers a little baby who has been abandoned. The baby is brought back into camp of rough and tumble miners who have to figure out how to care for the baby.
Barbara Brown Taylor writes of waiting, “Waiting is an essential part of the Christian life . . . our waiting is not nothing . . . it is something . . . a very big something . . . because people tend to be shaped by whatever it is they are waiting for . . . When you want something enough – your whole life tends to rearrange itself around that goal”
Most often our angels come in human form. They arrive in boats when trapped in flood waters. They dig into the earth and carry rubble to rescue all they can when the earth shakes and buildings collapse. They knock on our door with meals. They visit us in hospitals with prayer shawls
On August 5, 2010 thirty-three Chilean miners were trapped twenty-three hundred feet underground after a cave-in at the San Jose copper and gold mine. Seventeen days later the world discovered they were still alive and in a shelter. Long weeks would follow that discovery as a plan was set in place to rescue them. During those dark hours, a moment of joy pierced the gloom.