EDITOR'S NOTE: The Times Free Press is continuing a series of stories from readers about life experiences they attribute to divine intervention. We'll publish another each week as your stories continue to arrive. If you have a God Thing to share, email Life@timesfreepress.com, or mail to Life Department, Chattanooga Times Free Press, 400 E. 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403.
This week, Christine Chamblee of Ider, Alabama, describes an acquaintance's comforting end-of-life experiences.
My friends Tim and Dana took on the task of trying to meet the needs of a childless widow. They took her on errands and to doctor's appointments and various places she needed to go. They did routine upkeep on her property and whatever they could do to meet her needs.
In her last days, Tim and Dana were at her bedside, holding her hands. Both smelled something from the kitchen area that had the distinct aroma of apple pie. The wonderful smell was so strong, Tim went to investigate, but the oven was cold and no pie was within. He returned to his vigil.
The patient asked, "Who is that standing between you?"
Dana said, "No one is there. Just Tim and I."
The patient said, "Jesus is standing there," and she passed from this world to the next.
This strengthens the belief of all who believe in God's higher power.
— Christine Chamblee