Surrounds us With a Host of Angels"
I know people who are going through trying times right
now. It might be physical, emotional, financial, or job
related, and sometimes it’s hard to wait for the
doctor’s answers or to know the right decisions that we
should make. But the Bible does tell us that for the
believer and Christ follower, nothing happens outside
God’s control–and yes, if we know Christ, His angels
continually watch over us. The Bible says that God “will
command his angels concerning you to guard you in all
your ways” (Psalm 91:11). The Bible also teaches that
the angels–although they are largely unseen–watch over
us and work for our good. The Bible says, “Are not all
angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will
inherit salvation?” (Hebrews 1:14).
Rather than only one angel, God surrounds us with a host
of angels to protect us and go before us. Even when hard
times come, Satan can never snatch us away from their
protection–and some day they will escort us safely to
heaven. The reality of God’s angels should give us great
confidence in the Bible’s promises. So today, in the
midst of your trials, be assured of God’s watch care for
you and family. As a believer and Christ follower, isn’t
it great to know you are in God’s care?
Every time I watch a family member drive off I pray that
God in His grace will give them protection – send forth
angels to be with them. When I hear a siren I always
pray, “Lord, I don’t know what that emergency is, but
You do, so please minister to the people in that
situation. Or if I hear an airplane fly above, I always
ask that God protect passengers and crew.
While angels are real, we are not to become preoccupied
with them. Only God is worthy of our worship, and only
Christ saves us. Trust Him alone as your Savior, for
“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no
other name under heaven given to men by which we must be
saved” (Acts 4:12).
When I see those beautiful deer in our backyard (we
counted 10 early last night), I always anticipate the
morning pictures from my night vision game camera. I
always thank God for the deer as well as all the
squirrels and birds I feed and ask for their protection.
Now I know I’m a little peculiar and weirdly different,
but I believe God has planned all creation for a
purpose. Our shop is about a hundred yards from our back
door and the other morning I was going out to feed the
squirrels and a neighbor’s cat was chasing one of “my”
squirrels. I screamed at that cat to hurriedly run him
off and then realized God gave that cat the nature to
hunt. I just pray that my neighbor feeds that cat well
so he won’t have a “hungry” desire to hunt squirrels and
birds! The same goes for those big Red-tailed hawks I
often see flying above and occasionally swoop down for
its prey. I understand that’s the way God designed
nature and that’s ok with me. Be blessed today!