Do you believe in angels? My answer to that question is how can I not believe in angels if I believe the Bible. Don't get me wrong -- I do not worship angels, I don't pray to angels, and I don't put my faith and trust in angels. I worship my savior Jesus Christ, I pray to God in Jesus' name, and I put my faith and trust in Him. However, I do find the subject of angels very interesting. There are a lot of references to angels in the Bible and it seems they have many different jobs to perform. I love hearing stories about people in tough situations and then a person sort of comes along and helps them and then they're gone. In the Bible angels sometimes took on the form of men to carry out a task.
I like to think about guardian angels. There is a verse in Psalm 91 that made me start thinking about this. Here is the verse: 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. When I pray for protection for my kids, I always include asking God to send guardian angels with them. I have even been known to ask God to surround my house with angels that look like Rottweilers so that any would-be intruders would be scared away. I really did that one day last week when the deadbolt on my house door wouldn't lock. Okay, I may be carrying it a little too far with that, but I do believe in guardian angels. Click on the word ANGELS if you'd like to read more about them and get some scripture references.
I wish I had a spectacular personal angel story to share, but mine is a simple one. It was Christmas Eve 1987. We had just brought our baby girl home from the hospital. She was four months old and had spent most of those four months in the hospital. I was not able to work during that time so we didn't have the income that I would have normally contributed to the family. Also, we knew the hospital bills would be coming soon. But as we came home that Christmas Eve day, we found a gift on the ground in front of our door. We opened it and found 100 one dollar bills in there and it only said it was from the Christmas angel. That might not sound like a lot of money now, but it was a lot to us then and it was very special. To this day I have no idea who left it there for us.
Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it. Hebrews 13:2
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