"The Man With No Bag"
(who was he?)
|December 18/1996 I received a
phone call from my husband in Australia. I was in (Bacolod)
the Philippines at the time. Paul told me to get the
monies out of the bank and to book my ticket to Manila
for my visa was waiting for me at the Australian Embassy
So I did and the flight that I managed to get to Manila
was the last available from Bacolod City to Manila. I
was at the airport in Manila around 7.00pm, I was not
familiar with Manila City at all.
On moving outside the airport in Manila I found that
there were no taxis available and time was moving on as
I waited in the dark. Then a taxi came down the road and
stopped. The driver asked me where I was going so I told
him the area but he was not willing to take me there for
some reason. I was beginning to get a little panicky at
this stage, being on my own in a strange city.
Out of nowhere (so to speak) came this man who
was very well dressed but he wasn't carry a bag or
luggage. He had a Filipino appearance and he spoke as if
he would be well educated. The taxi driver turned to
this man standing beside me and said "where are you
going sir"?.....and this man unknown to me
said......."this woman first"......the taxi
driver said........"no, I will not take her."
So the man with no bag, well dressed and well spoken who
was unknown to me, opened the back door of the taxi and
said to me......"get in".....so I got in the back
and he got in the front and the taxi driver was not
happy for some reason. Who knows, maybe he, (the taxi
driver) was of an anti-christ type spirit........
This taxi driver refused to move and then the man with
no bag said...."you had better get moving, go on now,
go, you are to give her a lift".
The taxi driver still did not move and then the man with
no bag, well dressed and well spoken who was unknown to
me said, this time in a much stronger tone of
voice......."you do not know who you are talking to".
So the unknown man stayed with me and escorted me in the
taxi to my destination, then went his way. I stayed
overnight till my next flight to Australia where God had
called me to be my husband's helper, thanks be unto
God/Jesus the Christ.........Genesis 2:18.
I sometimes think that I am the most blessed woman in
the world but don't we all once we get in contact with
Jesus the Christ. The children and I really love helping
(my husband) Paul in his call in turn Jesus fills
us with his joy, peace and love, binding us together
with cords that can not be broken. Glory to you
Jesus!.... ....Isaiah 33:20-22.
|This wonderful story of
protection, provision and guidance came up in
conversation with one of the brethren recently and we
believe that Father would have us share this with the
world as a spark of encouragement for all. A real psalm
twenty three testimony. We/JTCM hope that all readers do
have an adventurous year in 2007........."not by
might or power but by holy spirit".
- Wife of a preacher
Mrs. Juvy M Sheehan
Note: today is my tenth year in Australia, stay
tuned for the sequel of "The Man With No Bag",
the best is yet to come. The sequel involves getting
the visa the next day, 19.12.96. Matthew 18:1-5