Matthew 18:10 – See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven. (NIV)
Have you ever wondered how you escaped a car accident with only a scratch, whereas it could have been so much worse? I have, on many occasions. There were times, while driving my car, when I changed the radio station or inserted a music disc into the CD drive, just to look up and see that I had swerved a little too far to the left, narrowly missing an oncoming car. Something or someone made me look up at just the right time.
Psalm 91:11-12 – For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. (NIV)
A few years ago, my youngest daughter and I were driving home from a shopping trip. It was wintertime. We were coming down a hill, and the stop light turned yellow. We came to a stop. We heard a muffled sound behind us, getting louder the closer it came towards us. By the time we realized what was happening, a huge transport truck passed us on the right-hand side driving through a red light. As the light turned green, we noticed the truck on the side of the highway. We saw the driver's face. As far as I could see, he was apparently shaken and in shock. We surmised that his brakes must have failed. When we looked behind us, we wondered how this huge transport trailer could have passed us without impact. The truck had about two feet between my car and the lamp post to pass us. If that truck had hit us, it would have hit the passenger side where my daughter was sitting. It was a miracle. I believe it was an angel that intervened at just the right time.
We often don't recognize that these celestial beings have come to our aid until much later, when we reflect about the incident and wonder how we got through it and lived to tell about it.
God sends His angels to help and protect us, sometimes without our knowing about it at all. The least that we can do in return is to intervene to assist and guard others, and be an "angel" to them.
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank You for sending Your angels to help and protect us. Empower us to be "angels" to others, whether it be by volunteering in a retirement facility or hospital, sending a card, visiting the home-bound, making a phone call, sending flowers, or giving someone a much-needed hug. Amen.
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