We've all felt alone at one time or another. The reality is, we never are.
In this music video, a cover of "No One Is Alone" from "Into the Woods," we are shown how we truly are surrounded by angels — seen and unseen beings who become the answers to our prayers.
We watch as an elderly man repeatedly checks his empty mailbox. He is obviously battling loneliness and longing for someone to interact with.
We also see a struggling mother and daughter, carefully counting out their change to pay for a meal. When they arrive at the laundromat to wash their clothes, the mother finds she is short on change to run the washing machine. As they search for deserted money, the elderly man enters.
He notices the washing machine with clothes sitting in it and the change lying on top. He places the required amount of money from his own pocket into the slots and starts the washer, leaving in silence.
The next day, we see the elderly man check his usually empty mailbox to find a handmade thank you note from the little girl and her mother. He is filled with joy.
Neither kind act was tremendous — a little change and a simple thank you note — but both meant a lot to the recipients. Both were acts of angels. These acts prove what the song lyrics declare: "Things will come out right now. We can make it so. Someone is on your side. No one is alone."
As we pray for help, strength and guidance, God answers our prayers — but not always in the ways we think. Religious leader, Spencer W. Kimball, taught, "God does notice us, and he watches over us. But it is usually through another person that he meets our needs."
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