Angels, part 1

Beware that you do not despise or feel scornful toward or think little of one of these little ones, for I tell you that in heaven their angels always are in the presence of and look upon the face of My Father Who is in heaven.  Matthew 18:10

We’ve had a personal guardian angel since birth. Of course, the counterfeiter has an evil angel to keep an eye on us too. But I want to concentrate on the beautiful, pure angels that do their heavenly Father’s bidding.

I don’t know if our guardian angel gets a new assignment when their charge passes away, but in my mind’s eye, I think not. I think about “Gabe” standing watch over my son’s grave. He loved him before he could crawl, and heard his first word and when he took his first steps. He had always been there to protect our son from harm and no doubt saved him many times as he grew up.

I can imagine Gabe and the Father in many discussions about our son’s needs and the pain he was having to bear. I can only imagine his pain. As his mother, I love him with all of my heart, but I don’t know what was inside his heart. Gabe may have known and certainly God knew. And God’s decision to let him take a nap in the earth until Jesus returns makes all of us sad, including his heavenly family. So I picture Gabe watching over his resting place. He knows when we come and go. I’d love to see him and talk to him, but I will have to wait until heaven when our eyes will be opened at last to see what they have been veiled from here on earth.

Perhaps you have imagined such things as well. Angels are God’s messengers and the 2/3 that sided with God are still His witnesses. If you have never read books about angels looking like men and helping people, there are probably many. The stories are always so amazing.

Bless the Lord, you His angels, who excel in strength, who do His word, heeding the voice of His word. Psalms 103:20

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